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.
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.
"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