Wildlife for Idiots: And Other Animal Cartoons
Cartoonist and author Adrian Reside has assembled over 300 colorfully illustrated cartoons describing many human foibles through animal eyes. The pictured animals take on human emotions as they respond to a people-dominated world; the rodent inquires about the safety of a cosmetic, to learn that the substance passed muster after being tested on humans first. Wildlife dominates the core of the cartoons as the colored sections look at the thoughts of prehistoric meek monsters, insects and bugs who mistake head hair for rug tufts, hungry snakes, eagles and vultures, bears, wolves, rodents, sea creatures, and even the eco-touting human as he destroys a terrain. This is a page-turner that will delight the young at the sardonic comments that the animal makes, that is if they had human minds. There is a certain pathos to be seen in the slaughter and display of animals and their products to mark the skill of the hunter, but some animals are also able to mount a smirking human head. These cartoons display human hubris through animal mouths, but in reality, they follow their own survival patterns. the collection provides an amusing if ironic way of viewing our self-absorbed world.
|Page Count||128 pages|
|Publisher||Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.|
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