Dark Horse Comics presents this second hardbound collection of David Malki s nationally syndicated Wondermark, a sarcastic, silly, and razor sharp gag comic strip created entirely from nineteenth century woodcuts and engravings A follow up to 2008 s critically acclaimed Beards of our Forefathers, Clever Tricks to Stave Off Death contains over one hundred comic strips origDark Horse Comics presents this second hardbound collection of David Malki s nationally syndicated Wondermark, a sarcastic, silly, and razor sharp gag comic strip created entirely from nineteenth century woodcuts and engravings A follow up to 2008 s critically acclaimed Beards of our Forefathers, Clever Tricks to Stave Off Death contains over one hundred comic strips originally published in The Onion and on Wondermark, as well as many pages of additional material such as Malki s eight page graphic story Ransom and, as promised, a bevy of techniques intended to help the reader delay the inevitable onset of their own demise written and designed in Malki s trademark hilarious style.
Wondermark Vol Clever Tricks to Stave Off Death Dark Horse Comics presents this second hardbound collection of David Malki s nationally syndicated Wondermark a sarcastic silly and razor sharp gag comic strip created entirely from nineteenth cent
Simply fantastic I bought the book expecting just a collection of the comics, which would have been enough on its own yes, you can read them all for free online, but I much prefer book form but there are plenty jokes than just the comic strips The book is presented as a Victorian manual for health, complete with bizarre ads and a delightfully strange Malady Matrix to figure out what exactly ails you and how to cure it I was advised to paint the lintels of my door with heavy water.If you ve neve [...]
Typically weird, dryly hilarious and wonderful.
Funny, Dark and very true
I m tempted to invoke TV critic Alan Sepinall s use of dayenu for this book, but as a non Jew, I don t think I get to do it So instead I ll go for the gentile version, which is to say that the book is fantastic on many levels, and would have been great even without the extra tidbits.At it s most basic, Wondermark is a blend of Victorian visual sensibilities and modern day postmodern Internet humor, and instead of being jarring, it s hysterical Malki has a sense of humor that is clever, insightfu [...]
You can get a pretty good sense of whether this book is for you or not by visiting wondermark I picked this up randomly and think it s hilarious I m not as crazy about Beards Of Our Forefathers a collection of earlier material that isn t as consistently funny , but Clever Tricks is definitely worth your time and cash if you like strips like Achewood, Perry Bible Fellowship, and Dinosaur Comics And I m looking forward to future volumes
Wondermark is one of the many best webcomics in existence right now And Clever Tricks to Stave off Death is one of the few best webcomic collections I d read every single one of these strips before, but re reading them in this beautiful, gorgeously designed volume interspersed with olde tymey advertisements and pages of lies I realized this was arguably the better way to enjoy the genius of Wondermark.
As I mentioned in my previous review, we got the whole set and I read them in order over the past few months This one took the delightful formula from the last one and added elements of whimsy like reading through the page to get a secret message written backwards on the next page There is also extra stuff at the end.
Occasionally clever, even touched on very cute once or twice, several neat effects like making a some bizarre text on medical maladies However overall, it simply seemed like it tried way too hard to be super clever and never came close to that goal.
I love the Wondermark strips online and after chancing on the latest collection in a great comic shop in Wellington I snapped it up always been too lazy to order one online Strange, surreal, odd and very funny for the most part Well worth checking out.
More fun than a tour of a rope factory, dangerous than communist pirate ninjas on unicycles, relevant and incisive than just about anything else out there.
Could never really get into Wondermark online the couple of times I tried, but this book is making me want to start the archives from the beginning
I love these comics They re clever and funny, and I love the imagery.
David Malki spells his name with an exclamation point I like this book so much that I don t mind copying him Silly and clever and really fun And absurd Anyway, I like smart folks so much.
Funny and flatulent
Think this would certainly be enjoyable read a little at a time.