The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

December 27, 2017
by Dan

The Ghost of Future Book Sales

Tom Gauld for The Guardian. Tom’s latest collection of cartoons, Baking With Kafka, is in stores now. 

September 6, 2016
by Dan
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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.

May 18, 2012
by Dan

Something for the Weekend

Chris Ware’s astonishing cover for Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature by Philip Nel. See the full thing in detail here. A free interactive e-book about British artist … Continue reading

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