Department of Mind-Blowing Theories
‘Tom Gauld is always funny, but he’s funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he’s being funny about science’ Neil Gaiman
A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a ‘good boy’. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair.
Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems – with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike.
Tom Gauld is always funny, but he's funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he's being funny about science -- NEIL GAIMAN Gauld is my favourite hyper-minimalist brainiac cartoonist, and Department Of Mind-Blowing Theories is my favourite of his collections so far -- WILLIAM GIBSON Praise for Tom Gauld: [Gauld's strips] have become known for their wry, playful erudition * * New Yorker * * Gauld's deceptively simple panels and sparse, understated dialogue speak poetically . . . Gauld finds humour and hope - as well as coffee and doughnuts - in his portrait of a fading utopia * * Guardian * * Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme . . . Sublime * * The Times * * A collection of brilliantly off-the-wall cartoons. Ever wondered what War and Peace clickbait looks like? Or Machiavelli's month planner? Gauld can help * * Daily Mail on BAKING WITH KAFKA * * Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations -- MARIA POPOVA Tom Gauld's deceptively simple comics hold a mirror to human hypocrisies * * Huffington Post * * One of the best cartoonists around! * * BoingBoing * * At once hilarious and achingly melancholy . . . A quietly essential read * * Wired * *
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