The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

February 10, 2017
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The Martian Invasion of 1894

Tom Gauld for The Guardian. 

February 7, 2017
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Chris Ware on George Herriman and Krazy Kat

The New York Review of Books has an essay by cartoonist Chris Ware on George Herriman the creator Krazy Kat, one of the most beautiful, poetic and inventive comic strips ever created:     Krazy Kat has been described as a parable of love, … Continue reading

January 20, 2017
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The life-Changing Magic of Decluttering in a Post-Apocalyptic World

See all Tom Gauld‘s post-apocalyptic decluttering tips at The New Yorker. 

January 13, 2017
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The Scientific Erotica Book Club

Tom Gauld for New Scientist.

November 25, 2016
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Adaptation

Tom Gauld for The Guardian.  (Tom has touched on this subject before…)

October 26, 2016
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Proofreader’s Marks

Grant Snider.

October 14, 2016
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Tips For Getting Your Novel Published

… during a skeleton apocalypse. Tom Gauld for The Guardian.

September 26, 2016
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Drafts of the Novel

Tom Gauld for The New Yorker. Tom’s new graphic novel Mooncop is out now.

September 17, 2016
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New Lines

A new comic from Grant Snider.

September 13, 2016
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Promotional Stickers for Novels

Tom Gauld‘s latest cartoon for The Guardian. It seems kind of appropriate for the day this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is announced…

September 6, 2016
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A Dickensian Alphabet

Tom Gauld has made a print for London comics store Gosh! to celebrate their 30th anniversary. You can buy it online here.

August 24, 2016
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Art Installation

Tom Gauld for the New Scientist.

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