Monday, April 27, 2009
Have you met George Booth? If not, allow me to introduce him. Booth is best known for his cartoons in the New Yorker. Picture a group of oddly dressed people in a thread-bare room playing various instruments. An ancient woman flails away at the fiddle, scrawny arms and legs flying. The caption: "Mrs Rittenhouse is really cooking tonight". I find this hilarious. If this sort of humor appeals to you, check out his new book About Dogs. Dogs appear in most of his cartoons and as seen at right they're not pretty. They're grumpy, and they are prone to sudden alarming spasms of movement Since the book consists of about 100 cartoons it's easy on the eyes. Read it. Love it.