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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot By John Callahan

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot by John Callahan

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The memoir of legendary cartoonist John Callahan, now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot Summary

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot by John Callahan

The memoir of legendary cartoonist John Callahan, now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara.

Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's original cartoons

In 1972, at the age of twenty-one, John Callahan was involved in a car crash that made him a quadriplegic. A heavy drinker since the age of twelve (alcohol had played a role in his crash), the accident could have been the beginning of a downward spiral. Instead, it sparked a personal transformation. By 1978, Callahan had sworn off drinking for good and began to draw cartoons.

Over the next three decades, until his death in 2010, Callahan would become one of America's most beloved - and at times polarising - cartoonists. His work, which shows off a wacky and sometimes warped sense of humour, pokes fun at social conventions and pushes boundaries. One cartoon features Christ at the cross with a thought bubble reading 'T.G.I.F.' In another, three sheriffs on horseback approach an empty wheelchair in the desert. 'Don't worry,' one sheriff says to another, 'He won't get far on foot.'

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot recounts Callahan's life story, from the harrowing to the hilarious. Featuring more than sixty of Callahan's cartoons, it's a compelling look at art, addiction, disability and fame.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot Reviews

When people laugh like hell and then say, "That's not funny", you can be pretty sure they're talking about John Callahan. -- P.J. O'Rourke
Rude, shocking, depraved, tasteless - Callahan gets called all the adjectives that cartoonists crave to hear. -- Matt Groening
Actually Callahan goes too far, and he'll take you with him.... He'll move muscles you don't know you have. -- Roy Blount, Jr.
There are two basic reasons I enjoy Callahan's work so much: First, I think his cartoons are just plain funny, and second, he makes my own work look normal. -- Gary Larson

About John Callahan

John Callahan (1951-2010) was an American cartoonist known for his frank portrayals of challenging subjects. A quadriplegic following a car accident at age twenty-one, Callahan's cartoons frequently touched upon addiction, ableism and the absurd. He was the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon Pelswick.

Additional information

GOR009723517
9781911630005
1911630008
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot by John Callahan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2018-07-05
240
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