I Am Blind and My Dog is Dead Hardcover – November 1, 2007
by Sam Gross (Author)
Finally back in print in its original form after 30 years Sam Gross’s I Am Blind and My Dog Is Dead–perhaps his best known and most loved book–is being released in a lavish hardcover introducing a new generation of readers to his unforgettable and original brand of dark humor, little match girls, confused pets, bewildered children and blind men.
A long-time contributor to The New Yorker, Sam, a legendary pioneer of bad taste, has become one of America’s best-loved cartoonists and inspired many to take up the art, including John Callahan.
His drawing style is relaxed and free, his use of gray washes is remarkable, his sense of composition, without a single extra element, is unmatched. Sam Gross is a master, and I Am Blind and My Dog Is Dead is him at his best. Whether it is already an old favorite or a new discovery, this book will delight readers and have them laughing for a long time to come.
Wonderful cartoons, appalling edition
By Susan Lockrey on March 6, 2008
It hardly needs to be said how wonderful Gross’ cartoons are. Fabulously absurd, and so refreshingly undiplomatic in taste. And beautifully drawn. No-one ever bettered him at The New Yorker. But pleeeeeese … what is this idiotic description of this edition as a “lavish” production?! The binding is the usual non-hardcover hardcover, i.e. wretched glue, the paper is not much better than cheap blotting paper, and the reproduction is scandalously poor. Blurred lines and washed out grey. Wonderful art, deplorable production. I’m just waiting for a monograph on Gross that covers all his work. Along with Addams, Steig, Arno and Steinberg, this guy is at the top of the tree. However all this being said, I’d rather have a dodgy copy of Gross than none at all.
Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover (November 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.2 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces