Does This Breastplate Make Me Look Fat?

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Huw Aaron's second collection of cartoons - 100 of the best from 2010. Featuring jobseeking insects, pedantic cowboys and a delusional magazine-reading pear.
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  • By Tim Harries
    Mar 30, 2011
    Typical, you wait all year for a Huw Aaron cartoon collection, and then 2 turn up. Not that I’m complaining mind you - these are well worth the wait. If you’re unfamiliar with Huw’s work, his cartoons regularly appear in the pages of Reader’s Digest, Prospect, Private Eye and The Oldie plus many others - all the more impressive since it’s not that long ago that he quit a career in finance to pursue cartooning. I suspect the cartoon that adorns the cover of his first book “Gentlemen, I’m off to join the circus” is more than a little autobiographical. Anyway, let’s look at the collections. So, what are they like? Are they worth buying? The answers in no particular order are ‘most definitely’ and ‘very funny’ “Gentlemen, I’m off to join the circus” contains about 100 gags from Huw’s first year of ‘plowing the cartoon furrow’ as he puts it, and while you can see various styles being tried out, all are unmistakable Aaron creations and uniformly funny - most guaranteed to get you smiling... More > and more often than not laughing out loud. Plenty of ‘where on earth did that idea come from?’ gags too - and I mean that in a good way! Lots of standout cartoons in this first collection, but a favourite of mine is the dad on mobile phone, looking up at small child who’s holding a balloon and drifting away. Caption: “Hi love, one less for tea tonight” The second collection “Does this breastplate make me look fat?” is pretty much more of the same - great gags, artwork with a lovely loose style that looks like it was fun to draw, and the kind of ideas that occasionally make you wonder for Huw’s sanity, and as a fellow cartoonist usually make you go ‘wish I’d thought of that’.< Less
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September 28, 2011
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