(W/A/CA) Rich Sparks
Available in December. The world can always use a laugh. But today, the world could really use these laughs in this collection of comic strips and panel cartoons. Love and Other Weird Things is a cartoon collection by the soon-to-be-household-name-if-there's-any-justice-in-the-world Rich Sparks. The cast of characters seems innocuous enough: foul-mouthed animals, Paul Bunyan, Smokey the Bear, stout men in tighty-whities. But the situations give Monty Python a run for their money. And the juxtapositions-good heavens! Sparks has been published in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Now, he breaks out on his own with approximately 150 bizarre but sweet(ish)-but, no, seriously, really bizarre-but also really funny cartoons.