The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

March 20, 2017
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Will You Help Us Destroy the Evil Galactic Empire?

Tom Gauld for The Guardian. (I’m working on my sardonically witty literary novel as we speak.)

March 3, 2017
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Books

Modern Toss (This is a little too close to the bone)

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…)

November 18, 2016
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Choose Your Own Memoir

Grant Snider for the New York Times Book Review.

October 27, 2016
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Herman Melville Considers A Title For His New Novel

Tom Gauld for The Guardian.

October 24, 2016
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Illuminated Manuscripts

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.

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