DIY Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions Paperback – March 31, 2009
by Andy Riley (Author)
This is a big book of inventions. Mad inventions. As a kid Andy was obsessed with the work of William Heath Robinson, the grand-daddy of the cartoon contraptions: this book brings the whole thing up to date.
‘Andy Riley can reasonably claim to be an heir to Heath Robinson . . . he is extraordinarily inventive’ – Sunday Telegraph
“If only Andy Riley was this funny when he writes for us” – Armstrong and Miller
Much like his hero, Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, bestselling author Andy Riley is not just an artist (or a liar)?he?s an inventor. Imagine, if you will:
· The easily assembled Pole-Dancing-Club-in-a- Briefcase for stranded businessmen
· Christmas tree ornaments that provide surveillance to instantly tell Santa if you?ve been bad or good
· A high-speed police response unit aptly named the Cop Catapult
· The Arsehole Trap, which can clear an average size town of arseholes in a single day with its promise of Big Brother auditions Like a twenty-first-century Rube Goldberg on the wrong mix of meds, Andy Riley has created elaborate inventions that are often side-splittingly sociopathic and never short of patently hysterical.
‘One of the funniest cartoonists in Britain’ — The Times on DIY DENTISTRY ‘Andy Riley can reasonably claim to be an heir to Heath Robinson … he is extraordinarily inventive’ — Sunday Telegraph on DIY DENTISTRY ‘One of the country’s funniest cartoonists … a hoot but not for the faint-hearted.’ — Daily Mirror on DIY DENTISTRY ‘It’s the funniest, bunniest book I’ve ever read’ — Elton John on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES ‘Hilarious, heartwarming and ever so sweetly mean.’ — Simon Pegg on GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS ‘Brilliantly researched. The most important book of the year’ — Hugh Grant on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES ‘What kind of sick mind finds humour in such cruelty?’ — The League of Gentlemen on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES ‘Sadists of all ages will absolutely love it.’ — Daily Telegraph on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Andy Riley is a scriptwriter for television and film. His credits include Trigger Happy TV, Smack the Pony, Black Books, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning Robbie the Reindeer, and the new Disney animated film Gnomeo and Juliet—with a score by Tim Rice and Elton John. He draws a weekly comic strip called “Roasted” for The Observer magazine.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Plume (March 31, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches