The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

September 29, 2017
by Dan
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It Is a Truth Universally Acknowledged…

Tom’s new book, Baking with Kafka, is now available in the UK from Canongate Books, and in the US and Canada from D+Q next month.

September 5, 2017
by Dan
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At Least She’s Reading

Another back to school appropriate comic, this time by J.A.K. (AKA Jason Adam Katzenstein) for The New Yorker: 

July 21, 2017
by Dan
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The Only Place You Can Get a Decent Cup of Coffee

Tom Gauld for New Scientist. 

April 13, 2017
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Dystopia

Tom Gauld for The Guardian.

March 31, 2017
by Dan
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Talking Coffee

I related to Twisted Doodles comics about talking coffee a little too much… 

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
by Dan
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Books

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

February 10, 2017
by Dan
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The Martian Invasion of 1894

Tom Gauld for The Guardian. 

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
by Dan
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The Scientific Erotica Book Club

Tom Gauld for New Scientist.

November 25, 2016
by Dan
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Adaptation

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

November 18, 2016
by Dan
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Choose Your Own Memoir

Grant Snider for the New York Times Book Review.

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