You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack!

You're Just Jealous of my Jetpack by Tom GauldCartoonist Tom Gauld has followed up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian newspaper. Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced his weekly You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack cartoon for the Saturday Review section of  the newspaper, cartoons that distil  Gauld’s dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style perfectly.

Arrests by the fiction police and fictional towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future.

“The author offers wry perspectives on many topics, from trivial amusements to darkly serious subjects,” enthuses Publishers Weekly, “from literary infighting to the war on women, and from video games to generational conflict. Instead of giving in to despair, Gauld seems to embrace human absurdities, reveling in the comedic possibilities offered without languishing in mean-spirited cruelty.”

Tom will be promoting the book (and his other work) at San Diego Comic Con (18th – 21st July), the Edinburgh Book Festival in August  and the BoomFest St Petersberg in September.

• You’re just Jealous of my Jetpack: Hardcover, 160 pages, ISBN 978-1770461048. More details and a preview are here on publisher Drawn and Quarterly’s web site or Tom’s own web site here:


John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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