You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

by Tom Gauld

I first became familiar with Gauld’s work through his tumblr, which is titled the same as his book and features the same: cartoons he’s drawn for The Guardian. I was originally drawn to his comics by the clean line and coloring style, and by the literary humor that lampoons genre, the publishing industry, and popular (or even canonical) works. That being said, Jetpack is probably best-suited for sitting on a coffee table for occasional leafing by guests. I read it straight through, and after about forty pages of similar jokes, found myself rushing to have it over with.