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Over four decades and a multitude of books, "Colonel" Glen Baxter has built a world and a language all his own - slightly familiar, decidedly abnormal, irresistibly funny. Have you felt the terror of a failed Szechuan dinner? Have you seen what happens at precisely six-fifteen? Do you know where the beards are stored? Either way, this is the book for you. Celebrated by everyone from Salman Rushdie to Ed Ruscha, Baxter's drawings are a delicious stew of pulp adventures, highbrow hijinks, and outright absurdity: cornpone cowboys confront the latest in modern art, brave men tremble before moussaka, schoolgirls horde hashish, and the world's fruits are in constant peril. Whimples abound. This new selection of Baxter's comics brings together highlights from the full sweep of his long career, and is sure to enchant both confirmed Baxterians and those who are in dire need of an introduction.
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A new selection spanning the career of one of the world's foremost humorists, along with brand-new work -- a treat for Baxter's many fans, and a perfect introduction for the uninitiated.

About the Author

Glen Baxter is the author of many books since the 1970s, including The Impending Gleam, The Billiard Table Murders, and Blizzards of Tweed. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Le Monde, The Observer and The Independent on Sunday. He is a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and his art is often exhibited in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, and London, where "Colonel" Baxter lives.

Reviews

"Mr. Baxter betrays all the ominous symptoms of genius."--Edward Gorey "Many people have tried to imitate Baxter...few have come close to succeeding."--Salman Rushdie "A kind of mad cross between Magritte, S.J. Perelman, and pulp fiction."--The New York Times "Glen Baxter is an artist in the distinguished tradition of Lewis Carroll, Sax Rohmer, Marquis de Sade, Raymond Roussel, Luther Burbank, and the Comte de Lautreamont."--John Ashbery "It is the contrast between the bald simplicity of the drawings and the baroque excess of the captions that makes Baxter such a significant figure not just in the cartoon business, but in the British comedy landscape."--The Guardian Mr. Baxter betrays all the ominous symptoms of genius. Edward Gorey Many people have tried to imitate Baxter...few have come close to succeeding. Salman Rushdie A kind of mad cross between Magritte, S.J. Perelman, and pulp fiction. "The New York" "Times" Glen Baxter is an artist in the distinguished tradition of Lewis Carroll, Sax Rohmer, Marquis de Sade, Raymond Roussel, Luther Burbank, and the Comte de Lautreamont. John Ashbery It is the contrast between the bald simplicity of the drawings and the baroque excess of the captions that makes Baxter such a significant figure not just in the cartoon business, but in the British comedy landscape. "The Guardian""

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