Department Of Mind-blowing Theories

April 14, 2020|
Department Of Mind-blowing Theories by Tom Gauld
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A side-splitting skewering of the sober world of STEM. No one is safe when humorist and cartoonist Tom Gauld directs his hilarious gaze to your profession. Just as he did with writers, poets, and literary classics for the Guardian books page, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems for his weekly New Scientist strip, the international magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology. Gaulds Department of Mind-Blowing Theories presents one hundred and fifty comic strips topical and funny enough to engage any layperson with a rudimentary recall of their old science classes as well as those who consider themselves boffins of the contemporary physical and natural world. A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a good boy while playing fetch! A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope! The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair! Facebook commenters debunk Darwins posting of On the Origin of Species! Science vs science fiction! Why are there poodles pouring out of this wormhole?! One could hypothesize just how Gauld is able to command such quick-witted knowledge of the scientific world however, as these strips prove, Gauld would retaliate with the sharpest of punchlines to that hastily cobbled postulate. Gauld won an Eisner for Best Humor for Baking With Kafka and Department of Mind-Blowing Theories is sure to cement his reputation as the foremost authority on joke generating technology.
Tom Gauld was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1976. As a child his favourite things were drawing, lego, and playing soldiers. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. In 2001, Tom started small-press publishing venture Cabanon Press with Simone Lia while they were studying at the Royal College of Art. They published a number...
Title:Department Of Mind-blowing Theories
Product dimensions:160 pages, 6.07 X 8.23 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 6.07 X 8.23 X 0.76 in
Published:April 14, 2020
Publisher:Drawn & Quarterly
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770463752

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