Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review of "Cartoons by Guindon," by Richard Guindon

Review of
Cartoons by Guindon, by Richard Guindon ISBN 0399507000

Five out of five stars
 The cartoons in this book lampoon humans and their many foibles, with a concentration on foolishness, self-deception and petty failures. One of my favorites has a man dressed in clothing of the late sixties or early seventies, pants with horizontal stripes and jacket with horizontal and vertical stripes, saying, “How many people do you know who have actually READ their entire insurance policy and are prepared to discuss it intelligently?”
 One that most people will relate to is the one with a woman in curlers and some kind of housecoat holding  a coffee cup and a piece of cake or pie and walking over to the table. Seated at that table is a significantly overweight version of herself that tells her, “Hello. I’m your appetite.” Another one that is petty, yet relevant to us all has two women in an office and one says to the other, “It was ten years ago today that I canceled my subscription to Vogue.” To many, that would be a sign of youth gone by.
 There are no side-splitters here, just snapshots of life, how we deal with it, but never really try to make sense of it all.

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