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The Essential Leunig : Cartoons from a Winding Path - Michael Leunig

The Essential Leunig

Cartoons from a Winding Path

Hardcover

Published: 21st November 2012
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Four hundred definitive cartoons spanning five decade.

From the vast repertoire created by Michael Leunig since 1965 comes this inspired selection of his most universal and timeless pieces. Such is his prophetic insight that many of them are more relevant today – and funnier and more ironic – than when they were first published.

This beautiful, colour-filled hardback includes some works not previously collected, along with an introduction by Leunig on how he creates: the process of discovering 'poetry and spirit in the playful winding path that the semiconscious pen makes on a piece of paper'. The Essential Leunig is a testament to the enduring appeal of a unique Australian artist.

About the Author

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-eastern Victoria. His work has been widely published overseas, and has been adapted in Australia for television, theater and radio. His many titles include The Penguin Leunig, The Travelling Leunig, Ramming the Shears, Everyday Devils and Angels, You and Me, Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness, Why Dogs Sniff Each Other's Tails, Goatperson and Other Tales, The Curly Pyjama Letters, The Stick, Poems, Strange Creature and The Lot.

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5.0

An excellent book.

By Rachael-Yvette

from Sydney

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Comedic
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Philosophical
  • Thought provoking
  • Well Written
  • Whimsical

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime
    • Coffee Table
    • Gift
    • Time Pressed

    Comments about The Essential Leunig:

    A truly wonderful book. Pages full of cartoons and comic strips. A pick up for 10 minutes or an hour. Full of Leunig's philosophical and whimsical views on the world and life as he knows/interprets it. Best read in small doses as it does encourage reflection and pondering. Some pictures and cartoons are worth framing....just a beautiful book that can be enjoyed over and over again.

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    5.0

    If you love Leunig, you will love this!

    By Jennifer Art Lover

    from Montville, QLD, AU

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Quirky Life Observations
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Treasure Trove To Keep

      Comments about The Essential Leunig:

      For Leunig Lovers this is the book to have and to hold.

      Everything about it makes me smile - the page size is perfect, the heft satisfying for this feast of cartoons so connected to the heart of things.

      The cover design, colours, embossing, interior cover and even the curly display of the publishing facts on the 'Thanks Be' page are so evocative of Michael Leunig. Love it!

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      ISBN: 9780670074686
      ISBN-10: 0670074683
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 400
      Published: 21st November 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 24.7  x 3.0
      Weight (kg): 24.9