Tom Gauld is a favourite round these parts. It’s not just because of his stellar cartooning skills (see Hunter & Painter and The Gigantic Robot) but also because he’s a thoroughly nice dude. We threw him a launch party last year for Goliath and we’re doing it all over again for his new Drawn & Quarterly book You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack whose existence now means that people outside of UK Guardian readers can see the stuff that we get on a weekly basis because we are oh so spoiled. Eight years worth of strips are collected in this handsome hardcover and it’s about bloody time someone put them in a book. Here’s a preview.
Come and get a copy signed and doodled in by Tom himself while standing around in a comic shop trying not get get beer on the merchandise. It’s all happening on Wednesday the 24th of April, from 7.30 to 9pm at which point we’ll kick you out and you can move on to The Endurance up the road like you did last time. Just don’t leave your signed book tucked behind the cistern like some cartoon Meryl Streep. What larks, pip.
UPDATE! We’re also doing an exclusive Gosh! bookplate edition. Details here.
1 Berwick Street, Soho. W1F 0DR
Tom Gauld Launch Party And Signing
You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack
Wednesday, 24th April. 7.30pm – 9pm