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  • By Nigel Sutherland
    Jul 14, 2009
    "Great Gags - Beautifully Drawn!" So many great gags, and beautifully drawn too. Ger is a cartoonist who takes time and effort in the quality of his drawings. Of course, a cartoon doesn't have to be drawn well for the joke to be funny, but it's an added bonus when they're as well crafted as these examples. I'd recommend this book for anyone looking for a gift that's sure to be welcomed by any recipient, or for someone looking to treat themselves! Buy it - you won't regret the decision!
  • By Royston Robertson
    Jun 24, 2009
    "You'll be distracted by this great book" The cartoons in this book are the product of a distracted mind, Gerard Whyman tells us in his introduction. Clearly he has put this mind wandering to good use over the past 15 years, coming up with a steady stream of gag cartoons that have seen publication in Punch, Reader’s Digest, The Spectator and The Oldie and can now be enjoyed here. He has collected the best of his magazine cartoons together for this 112-page book, also including work for trade magazines, calendars and the like. The book is packed with gags, often fitting in several on a page. There are almost 190 in total and the laughter hit-rate is very high. The cartoons are not rigidly divided into categories, as you see in some cartoon books, but they are loosely themed, so there is a nice flow to them. You’ll find a group of business gags together, a group of car gags etc. It’s difficult, and slightly pointless, to single out any favourite gags in print, but I do... More > love the one with the guy in a bric-a-brac shop called Serendipity, who tells the assistant, “You haven’t got what I’m not looking for”. There are plenty of other corkers. As you’d expect from a book like this, countless topics are explored, though a few crop up time and again. There are quite a few religious jokes, though as Ger admits in the intro, that is less likely to be a result of his Catholic upbringing than a love of Dave Allen’s show in the 1970s. Like the humour of Allen, Ger's jokes are more silly than cynical, and they're great fun. Highly recommended.< Less
  • By Steve Bright
    Jun 18, 2009
    "Ger's new book..." It's seriously funny stuff, with cover to cover chuckles, and a good few belly laughs thrown in. From beautifully observed gags to some downright excruciatingly funny puns, there's something there for all tastes. And you can even colour the cartoons in afterwards if you feel the urge. Excellent value - buy it!
  • By harding.matthew
    Jan 10, 2009
    "Oddly Distracted " With his topsy-turvy logic and surreal humour, Gerard Whyman has put together a cartoon collection that displays clever, laugh-out-loud gags on every page. "Oddly Distracted" contains over a hundred of Gerard's brilliant single frame cartoons. Great fun!
  • By Tim Harries
    Oct 16, 2008
    "Oddly Distracted by Gerard Whyman" I've had the pleasure of reading Ger's new book. 'Oddly Distracted' is Highly Recommended - nicely put together and packed full of cartoony goodness. With over a 100 pages of funny, well observed gags, 'Oddly Distracted' is certainly worth a purchase... (I rated it 5 stars but for some reason it's not shown up, tsk!) Tim Harries
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Product Details

ISBN
9780955979309
Edition
Fourth Edition
Publisher
Gerard Whyman
Published
February 25, 2010
Language
English
Pages
112
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.57 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
7.44 wide x 9.68 tall
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