Best of
Comedy

2008

I Smell A Pop Quiz!: A Big Nate Book


Lincoln Peirce - 2008
    Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food and all-around conventionality. He¿s the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight A¿s in laughs along the way. Big Nate appears in more than 600 newspapers worldwide and on the web at www.comics.com.

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts


Tom Farley Jr. - 2008
    For him, comedy was not a routine; it was a way of life. He could not enter a room unnoticed or let a conversation go without making someone laugh. Fans knew Chris as Saturday Night Live’s sweaty, swaggering, motivational speaker; as the irresistible Chippendales stripper; and as Tommy Callahan, the underdog hero of Tommy Boy. His family knew him as sensitive and passionate, deeply religious, and devoted to bringing laughter into others’ lives. But Chris did not know moderation, either in his boundless generosity toward friends or in the reckless abandon of his drug and alcohol abuse. For ten years, Chris cycled in and out of rehabilitation centers, constantly fighting his insecurities and his fears. Despite three hard-fought years of sobriety, addiction would ultimately take his life at the tragically young age of thirty-three. Fame on SNL and three straight number-one box office hits gave way to a string of embarrassing public appearances, followed by a fatal overdose in December 1997. Here is Chris Farley as remembered by his family, friends, and colleagues—the true story of a man who lived to make us laugh and died as a result. The Chris Farley Show is an evocative and harrowing portrait of a family trapped by addiction, a father forced to bury a son, and a gifted and kindhearted man ultimately torn apart by the demons inside him.

Love is in the Bag, Vol. 1


Ace Vitangcol - 2008
    Unable to do anything but literally stay silent whenever he's around, it's up to Kate's more agressive best friend, Kara Francesco, to step in and get these two lovebirds together--by any means necessary.Chock-full of silly gags, awkward situations, and tingly romance, Love is in the Bag is an atypical love comedy that's sure to brighten your day...and prove that in love, with the right set of friends, it's all in the bag.

Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight


Chris Onstad - 2008
    Intelligent, hilarious, and adult (but not filthy), it's the strip you'll wish you'd discovered as an underappreciated fifteen-year-old. Dark Horse presents the hardbound edition of Achewood's The Great Outdoor Fight, the story of "Three Days, Three Acres, Three Thousand Men."

The Boy in the Dress


David Walliams - 2008
    Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book! Charming, surprising and hilarious—The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

In Bruges


Martin McDonagh - 2008
    After a shooting in London goes hideously wrong, two hitmen, Ray and Ken, are sent to hide out in the strange, Gothic, medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, by their volatile and dangerous boss, Harry Waters.While awaiting instructions from him as to what to do next, the pair attempt to deal both with their feelings over the botched killing and their differing attitudes towards this curious, otherworldly place they've been dumped in ('Bruges is a shithole.' 'Bruges is not a shithole'), until the call from Harry finally comes through, and all three men are enmeshed in a spiral of bloody violence that few will get out of alive.This jet-black comedy marks the feature-film debut of writer/director Martin McDonagh, award-winning author of such plays as The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman, and the film Six Shooter, which won the Academy Award for the Best Live-Action Short Film.The film stars Colin Farrell as Ray, Brendan Gleeson as Ken, and Ralph Fiennes as Harry.In Bruges was the opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival.

Oresama Teacher, Vol. 1


Izumi Tsubaki - 2008
    Mafuyu is the ideal yanki chick—no-nonsense, take-charge, and hard-hitting. But when she gets expelled for being a delinquent, her mother, fed up with her daughter’s wayward ways, sends Mafuyu to an isolated school far off in the country. Mafuyu, determined to make the best of the situation and make her mother proud, decides to turn over a new, feminine, well-behaved leaf. But her yanki soul can’t be kept down, and the night before school starts she finds herself defending some guy who’s getting beaten up. One slip wouldn’t have been a problem, except the guy is…her teacher?! How can Mafuyu learn to be a girly girl if her teacher won’t let her forget her yanki past?

Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert


Scott Adams - 2008
    Also included is a piracy-protected disc that contains every Dilbert comic strip to April 2008.

The Mighty Book of Boosh


Noel Fielding - 2008
    Boosh art director Dave Brown—aka Bollo the gorilla—has designed countless graphics based on Boosh jokes, including a poster for the Howard vs. kangaroo boxing match and a vintage Penguin-looking book cover for Howard Moon's Trumpet Full of Memories. Other artists have illustrated such essentials of the Boosh-iverse as the a cappella songs known as crimps and the eclectic hairstyles. Every Boosh fan will love Old Gregg's Baileys-fueled watercolors, Vince's Excuses for Being Late, and Bob Fossil's Guide to Dance.

Leave it to Jeeves


P.G. Wodehouse - 2008
    When one of Bertie Wooster's American chums needs help in getting his hard-nosed uncle to approve of his intended, Jeeves demonstrates his colossal mind power with the equanimity of a true gentleman's gentleman.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames


David Sedaris - 2008
    Two straight-A students head off to school, and when only one of them returns home Chesney Yelverton is coaxed from retirement and assigned to what proves to be the most difficult and deadly - case of his career. From the shining notorious East Side, When You Are Engulfed in Flames confirms once again that David Sedaris is a master of mystery and suspense.Or how about...when set on fire, most of us either fumble for our wallets or waste valuable time feeling sorry for ourselves. David Sedaris has studied this phenomenon, and his resulting insights may very well save your life. Author of the national bestsellers Should You Be Attacked By Snakes and If You Are Surrounded by Mean Ghosts, David Sedaris, with When You Are Engulfed in Flames, is clearly at the top of his game.Oh, all right...David Sedaris has written yet another book of essays (his sixth). Subjects include a parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo, and the recreational use of an external catheter. Also recounted is the buying of a human skeleton and the author's attempt to quit smoking In Tokyo.Master of nothing, at the dead center of his game, Sedaris proves that when you play with matches, you sometimes light the whole pack on fire.(front flap)

The Freak Brothers Omnibus: Every Freak Brothers Story Rolled Into One Bumper Package


Gilbert Shelton - 2008
    Includes a share certificate offer for the upcoming animated movie. The definitive Freak Brothers book for years to come.

Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations


Akira Toriyama - 2008
    • The Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million GNs in the U.S. to date (BookScan). • Over 11.7million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan). • Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day.  There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000! • Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S. • Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales. • A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Spring 2009.Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations   A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy...

The Potpourrific Great Big Grab Bag of Get Fuzzy


Darby Conley - 2008
    On the Media lauds Darby Conley as "the most successful cartoonist of the new generation." --National Public RadioAs Darby Conley's fourth treasury, this title presents strips from I'm Ready for My Movie Contract and Take Our Cat, Please!Named Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2002 by the National Cartoonists Society, Darby Conley's Get Fuzzy takes a keen and witty look at the dynamics of interspecies cohabitation.Beleaguered ad exec Rob Wilco is the mild-mannered guardian to Bucky, a sharp-fanged, self-absorbed house cat with a penchant for scheming and screenwriting, and Satchel, a gentle laid-back Shar-pei-Lab who frequently finds himself on the receiving end of Bucky's mischief.Inside this fourth treasury, Get Fuzzy fans will follow Bucky's vainglorious pursuit of fame while Rob holds a magazine intervention with Satchel.

Cabin Pressure Series 1


John David Finnemore - 2008
    Whether flying actresses to Italy, cricketers to the Sahara, or a cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, MJN Air's formidable boss, has employed two of the very cheapest pilots money can buy: Captain Martin Crieff, who's always wanted to fly and won't let a little thing like lack of ability stop him, and First Officer Douglas Richardson, smooth-voiced old sky god and eternal schemer. Passenger service is provided by the relentlessly cheery Arthur, proud inventor of both Surprising Rice and his own hat. Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas and John Finnemore as Arthur. 'Unexpectedly brilliant' - Time Out. 'An inspired new sitcom' – Observer.

A Triple Scoop of Rage with Giggle Sprinkles


Jim Benton - 2008
    . . or at least as true as it needs to be.This TRIPLE SCOOP OF RAGE WITH GIGGLE SPRINKLES includes these three Jamie Kelly diaries:#1: Let's Pretend This Never Happened#2: My Pants are Haunted!#3: Am I the Princess or the Frog?

The Monsters in my Tummy


Roman Dirge - 2008
    Anyone ever crushed by a loved onewill instantly be able to relate to this inner saga. Brought to you by the1999 triple Eisner nominated artist of Lenore, Roman Dirge. This bookpromises to be slightly disturbing yet funny in it's own special little oddway.

44 Years With The Same Bird: A Liverpudlian Love Affair


Brian Reade - 2008
    From their first ever FA Cup win in 1965 to the Champions League defeat in Athens in 2007, this overview takes on the extraordinary stories behind the 48 trophies Liverpool has won. Highlighting the memorable nights that propelled the club to five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, 12 titles, and countless domestic cup triumphs, this account also discusses their bitter failures, the tragic disasters in Sheffield and Brussels, and the barren years of the late 60s and the 90s.

Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals


Amanda McCall - 2008
    Are you afraid to tell your girlfriend that her ass looks fat? Do you need to explain to your nephew that dreams don't come true? Why not let a cute, fuzzy bunny do it for you! We understand how hard it is to tell someone that you're sleeping with his wife, so let a photograph of a duckling sleeping on a teddy bear soften the blow. These perforated postcards answer all of your cowardly prayers - you'll finally be able to tell the truth without ever conquering your fear of confrontation. Let these adorable baby animals supply a silver lining to any bad situation and avoid, a long, tearful afternoon explaining why daddy's never coming home.

絶対平和大作戦 1


Akane Ogura - 2008
    So the northern Prince Johane and the southern Princess Euda decide to tell everyone they are in love, because their marriage can stop the war. But the truth is they don’t get along at all!

Garfield Minus Garfield


Jim Davis - 2008
    Based on the phenomenon ignited by Dan Walsh’s hilarious and wildly popular webcomic (beloved by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and hailed as “inspired” by Garfield creator Jim Davis), Garfield Minus Garfield takes everyone’s favorite fat cat out of the picture, leaving us with only the lonely ennui of Jon as he’s left to voice thoughts about his own existence into an empty void. With a Foreword by Dan Walsh, creator of www.garfieldminusgarfield.net

Gleefully Macabre Tales


Jeff Strand - 2008
    But you don't want to read them.So if you're looking to laugh, gasp, gag, or do all three at the same time, making sort of a weird sound that hurts your lungs and elicits odd glances from nearby pedestrians, don't miss Gleefully Macabre Tales!

Just for Girls


Sarah Delmege - 2008
    Packed with advice, tips, facts, and a special Q&A section, this book makes an ideal gift for your young one.

Juno: The Shooting Script


Diablo Cody - 2008
    Quick-witted and distinctively unique, Juno walks Dancing Elk High's halls to her own tune—preferably anything by The Stooges—but underneath her tough, no-nonsense exterior is just a teenage girl trying to figure it all out.While most girls at Dancing Elk are updating their MySpace page or shopping at the mall, Juno is a whip-smart Minnesota teen living by her own rules. A typically boring afternoon becomes anything but when Juno decides to have sex with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) hatch a plan to find Juno's unborn baby the perfect set of parents courtesy of the local Penny Saver.They set their sights on Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), an affluent suburban couple longing to adopt their first child. Luckily, Juno has the support of her dad and stepmother (J. K. Simmons and Allison Janney). Juno's physical changes mirror her personal growth while the veneer of Mark and Vanessa's idyllic life starts to show signs of cracking. With a fearless intellect far removed from the usual teenage angst, Juno conquers her problems head-on, displaying a youthful exuberance both smart and unexpected.

Guys Like Girls Who . . .


Chad Eastham - 2008
    Now they can know! Chad Eastham will encourage girls to be confident in who they are and Whose they are. Girls need to know that they are treasures to be adored and that how she feels about herself is how guys will treat her. Chapter titles add fun and interest to this life-altering message. Guys Like Girls Who . . . Wear Jeans (comfortable with who they are and Whose they are) Know the Future (understand there is a 96% chance this is not the boy they will marry so don't act like they are) Leave Us Alone (have their own hobbies) Can Spell (can say "no") Eat Tofu (live a healthy lifestyle)

Call of the Wild: A MUTTS Comic Strip Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2008
    To me, Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be." -Charles Schulz, Peanuts creatorMUTTS appears in 700 newspapers in more than 20 countries and receives about 1 million visits each month to its official Web site at www.muttscomics.com.Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS has been recognized by the National Cartoonists Society as Best Strip of the Year for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet gentle stand on important social issues.McDonnell, a New York Times best-selling author, has been awarded the Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist of the Year, as well as the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist, and multiple Genesis Awards.

Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* (*chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life


Robert Schimmel - 2008
    He'd won the Stand-Up of the Year Award, his HBO special was a huge hit, and his sitcom had been picked up. And then it all came crashing down. Diagnosed with Stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, he was told he would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately. The sitcom was dumped and the fire of his white-hot career started to go out. But Schimmel never lost his sense of humor, his knife-like edge, and most of all, his passion to entertain. Indeed, it was his basic need to laugh-even if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion center-that carried him through his ordeal. From his colorful banter with nurses and other patients during chemo, to his hilarious conversation with a wig salesman, going for the laugh was Robert Schimmel's survival mechanism. Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and profound, Cancer on Five Dollars a Day is an honest account of how one man's face-off with a deadly disease helped him better understand himself.

8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter: And Other Reasonable Advice from the Father of the Bride (Not that Anyone is Paying Attention)


W. Bruce Cameron - 2008
    Bruce Cameron returns with an even more hilarious look at fatherhood, capturing the predicament of the forgotten man in the tux at his little girl's wedding. As Cameron explains, modern weddings are much like royal coronations, only more expensive. Aside from the writing of checks, there is not much fathers understand about them. Why can't guests successfully eat, drink, and dance unless the whole event is as carefully choreographed as a Broadway production? With his characteristic wit, Cameron captures the aspects of the wedding that are the most ridiculous to paternal eyes, for example: • why the wedding needs a theme (this one is "We're all stressed out") • why the wedding has to be photographed as if it will be reviewed by the Warren Commission • why the bouquet must include a species of flower found only at the tip of the Himalayas • why the wedding dress has to strike the right mood (which, judging from everyone's behavior, might best be summed up as "crabby") Throughout it all, however, a father keeps faith that the wedding -- if not the wedding preparation -- will make his daughter a happy woman. Hilarious yet poignant, 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter is sure to be a comfort to the legions of fathers (and mothers) who will one day have a daughter walking down the aisle.

Size 12 Is Not Fat / Size 14 Is Not Fat Either


Meg Cabot - 2008
    That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen -- not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives -- even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .SIZE 14 IS NOT FAT EITHERFormer pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College—a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.)Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!

Asterix Omnibus, vol. 11


René Goscinny - 2008
    Asterix and the Class Act goes back to the day of Asterix’s birth, and follows him through school and the bid for the very first Gaulish Olympics. In Asterix and the Falling Sky it looks as if the Gauls’ one big fear that the sky will fall on their heads just might come true. But it turns out to be something very different: a space race!

What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats


Jack Handey - 2008
    Now, in What I'd Say to the Martians, Handey regales readers with his incredible wit and wacky musings.

Plum Pie


P.G. Wodehouse - 2008
    Plum Pie is perhaps Wodehouse's best-loved short story collection--no surprise as it features a true Wodehouse trifecta--Jeeves, golf, and Blandings Castle.

Love and Capes Vol. 1: Do You Want To Know A Secret?


Thomas F. Zahler - 2008
    At least, that's what Abby thinks. Unknown to her, her boyfriend is not just an accountant, but also the super-powered crime-fighter, the Crusader! See Mark tell Abby he's The Crusader. Find out how Abby deals with some of his super-ex-girlfriends. And learn the difference between a weakness and an allergy. Experience their first Christmas and beyond!

Bitchin' Kitchen Cookbook: Rock Your Kitchen--And Let The Boys Clean Up The Mess


Nadia Giosia - 2008
    Hilarious, informative, delicious, and just a little bit naughty, The Bitchin' Kitchen Cookbook is a guide for the next generation of lifestyle aficionados. Screw stuffing the turkey! Nadia G offers recipes for real-life scenarios: What do you make for breakfast after a one-night stand? What do you serve up to say you're sorry for the PMS rampage? Need to impress the in-laws? Well, Lord knows you may never be good enough, but at least the meal will be!

Dangerous Dames


John Zakour - 2008
    It's 2057, and Zach is partnered with an experimental A.I. named HARV. In what is both an homage to and parody of the great heyday of pulp fiction, they solve cases involving androids, future tech wizards, and of course, the occasional nuclear-powered, genocidal fembot...

Help Is on the Way: A Collection of Basic Instructions: Collection of Basic Instructions v. 1


Scott Meyer - 2008
    This is the kind of stuff that jumps from the weekly paper onto your cubicle wall in seconds flat! Learn how to apply the laws of physics to your personal relationships! "Help Is on the Way", by Basic Instructions creator Scott Meyer, is your "all-inclusive guide to a life well-lived."

Oh God Not Again!


Sarah1281 - 2008
    Still, most of his friends survived, he'd gotten married, and was about to become a father. If only he'd have stayed away from the Veil, he wouldn't have had to go back and do everything AGAIN.

Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians


Paul Provenza - 2008
    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate—Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats.

Goodnight Bush


Erich Origen - 2008
    In it we see a childlike George W. Bush tucked safely away in the confines of his own room with all of the toys he's willfully destroyed, abused, or defaced. Complete with a quiet Dick Cheney whispering "hush," this bedtime story lets us finally say goodnight to the disaster that was the last eight years.

Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest


Dakota Cassidy - 2008
    Vampires, a funeral home, and a sleepy little town set the stage for murder with a whole lot of laugh-out-loud fun to keep you turning the pages. Detective McBride has his hands full as he tries to catch a murderer while dealing with the voice in his head…a deliciously sexy voice that has his libido working overtime. The voice of a vampire and maybe a murderer! Spencer Polanski is an embalmer at her family-owned funeral home. Perfect job for a vampire, really. Especially one who's sans a working schnoz. That’s right. She has a bum nose. A plus when preparing the dead for eternal slumber—a big fat zero when it comes to sniffing out your true life mate.Devoid her sense of smell, it’s business as usual when a clueless Spencer meets Larkin McBride. The detective's at Polanski’s to attend the wake of his best friend when he discovers something very unusual…He can hear Spencer’s every thought.Her every vampire thought.So what’s “Detective McYummy” to do when the luscious Miss Polanksi’s thoughts are consumed by the body count in her sleepy town…and the possibility that the murderer could be one of her own kind?Dear Readers, First and foremost, if you recognize the title and concept of this book, do note, this is an expanded, revised, updated re-release of a small-press publication, originally released as a multi-part serial.Content Notes: Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Supernatural, Romantic Comedy, HumorousPreviously published (2014) Dakota Cassidy |(2006) Changeling Press

Lyttelton's Britain: A User's Guide to the British Isles as Heard on BBC Radio's "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue"


Humphrey Lyttelton - 2008
    This is a collection, a Baedeker, an AA guide, perhaps, of things little-known about Britain, seen through the eyes of the host and team of the popular TV show I’m Sorry I Haven’t Got a Clue as they go on the road in search of national treasures.

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues


Jacquie Rogers - 2008
    The actuary: Rita doesn't want anything to do with a busted up cowboy-and odds are, Brody will be. The mule: Socrates understands humans. And love, even if humans don't. Can Socrates lead Brody to Rita's heart? Will Rita let herself take the biggest risk of all?

A Brooklyn Drama


Meredith Gran - 2008
    This is the first released collection of comics which includes bonus artwork and strips.

Martial Law Babies


Arnold Arre - 2008
    Their ambitions may be dampened by third world realities and malcontention but they also proudly belong to a generation of dreamers who fight for their voices to be heard. They are among the so-called "Bagong Lipunan" children, trying their best to live up to their name. But over the years, as Allan watches his friends leave one by one and feels his sense of idealism wane, he starts to wonder where they are all headed.(from http://martiallawbabies.com/)

バカとテストと召喚獣 3.5 [Baka to Tesuto to Shoukanjuu]


Kenji Inoue - 2008
    Machine translated description:Heart full depicting the encounter of Akihisa and Hazuki "preparation Guide", search the Akihisa I got a love letter & Death? "Mob and I and Love Letter", Yuji to the graveyard of life!? "I and Shoko and Kisaragi Highland in addition to the three "Death to Muttsurini Akatsuki!" I and the pool and the swimsuit of paradise "and occasionally it was added two and newly written of" me and bytes and dangerous weekend "this kind of holiday, youth explosion short story collection.Original: 明久と葉月の出会いを描いたハートフルな『予習編』、恋文をもらった明久をサーチ&デス?『僕と暴徒とラブレター』、雄二が人生の墓場へ!?『俺と翔子と如月ハイランド』の3本に加え、ムッツリーニ暁に死す!『僕とプールと水着の楽園』&たまにはこんな休日を『僕とバイトと危険な週末』の書き下ろし2本を加えた、青春エクスプロージョンショートストーリー集。

Stone Soup


Jan Eliot - 2008
    Stone Soup is a funny, irreverent, sympathetic comic strip read by more than 8 million people every day. This first collection, with forward by Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse, will help you find the humor in modern family.

Ignorance is Blitz: Mangled Moments of History From Actual College Students


Anders Henriksson - 2008
    Originally published under the title Non Campus Mentis, this book made four national bestseller lists—The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and BookSense; has 200,000 copies in print; and garnered praise from across the country: "Glorious . . . equal-opportunity idiocy for every era."—Philadelphia Enquirer. "A horrifically hilarious compendium . . . knitting together errors, assumptions, and creative fact-making that are shocking and hysterical."—Associated Press. "You'll laugh until you cry, shedding tears for the state of American education."—Baltimore Sun. Compiled by Professor Anders Henriksson from the term papers and blue book exams of students who clearly made it to college before the advent of "No Child Left Behind,"Ignorance Is Blitz is unput-downable. You won't believe what you just read, and won't want to wait to see what's coming next, from the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Contraption to Pericles' greatest erection, the Parthenonon to Custard's Last Stand to Hitler shooting himself in the Bonker and Martin Luther King's ground-breaking speech, "If I Had a Hammer." And who knew: Caesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March, when he is reported to have said, "Me too, Brutus." Rasputin was a pheasant by birth. Victims of the black plague grew boobs on their neck. Judyism had one big God named Yahoo. Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize for inventing the radiator. And "During the Dark Ages, it was mostly dark."

The Coloured Lands: A Whimsical Gathering Of Drawings, Stories, And Poems


G.K. Chesterton - 2008
    Chesterton. The Coloured Lands. London: Sheed and Ward, 1938. First edition, first printing. Quarto. 238 pages. Publisher's binding and dust jacket.

Jeeves in the Springtime & Other Stories


P.G. Wodehouse - 2008
    G. Wodehouse.

Villains (Horrible Histories Handbooks)


Terry Deary - 2008
    From gangs of gangsters to maniacs who massacre, Terry Deary introduces the biggest baddies in history and explains how they tortured and terrified their way to the top.

Plato and a Platypus / Aristotle and an Aardvark Boxed Set


Thomas Cathcart - 2008
    Now presented in a special value hardcover boxed set!

Farts: A Spotter's Guide


Crai S. Bower - 2008
    Farts: A Spotter's Guide will help you pinpoint he (or she) who dealt it every time. This hilarious book identifies the habitat, range, voice, and "field marks" of tencommon wind breakers, from the gentle hiss of the Silent-but-Deadly to the rip-roaring flatulation of the Seismic Blast. The attached battery powered fart machine reproduces each emanation in accurate sound. Grossly hip illustrations by the Fudge Factory'syes, you read that rightTravis Millard depict the offenders and offendees in brilliant detail. Printed on durable card stock, this is pure, unbridled entertainment for the giggling child in all of us. Let 'er rip!

100% Whole Grin Rose is Rose: A Collection of Rose is Rose Comics


Don Wimmer - 2008
    A toe-biting monster dwells in the bathtub drain, awaiting Pasquale's bath time. Family-minded Rose occasionally morphs into her wild alter ego, Vicki the biker. Rose's love-note-writing husband Jimbo never disappoints as the always hopelessly hopeful romantic. The creation of Pat Brady and Don Wimmer, this Rose is Rose collection features more than 40 weeks of Gumbo family high jinks.After two decades of sketching every Rose is Rose strip himself, Brady shifted the writing and drawing duties to Don Wimmer. This Rose is Rose collection features the talents of Wimmer as based on Brady's creation.

Aoi House Omnibus 1


Adam Arnold - 2008
    With nowhere else to turn, the boys move into an anime clubhouse where five crazed yaoi fangirls call the shots!Elle's obsessively high-strung, Nina's too laid back for her own good, Jessica's a total tease, Maria's a shy and reserved bookworm, and Morgan's just plain bonkers! Toss 'em all together and you've got a harem comedy that's truly like none other!Seven Seas is pleased to present this omnibus edition which contains Volumes 1 and 2 of Aoi House in one affordable collection!

Friends on a Rotten Day: The Astrology of Friendships


Hazel Dixon-Cooper - 2008
    After all, lovers come and go, but our girlfriends sustain, nurture, and protect us from cradle to grave. Friends on a Rotten Day explores the supportive, uproarious, and sometimes complex, relationships between girlfriends through an indepth astrological analysis of each Sun sign. DixonCooper shows readers what makes their friend tick on a soul level, revealing each friend's inner character, friendship style, love style (including what to do or not do if a pal picks a loser), and party style. She offers suggestions on the best gifts to buy your friend, how to calm her down, cheer her up, and return the unconditional support and love that she gives you. Readers will discover why their Gemini buddy changes her mind so often, why the Virgo gal pal sweats the small stuff, why a Scorpio girlfriend sometimes seems distant, and why the Leo chum needs frequent headpats. They'll also learn why a Pisces pal should never be forced to make a snap decision, why a Capricorn girlfriend might seem too serious for her own good, the truth about a Taurus friend's hidden anxieties, the competitive side of an Aries chum, what causes Cancer pal's emotional train wrecks, why the Aquarius buddy has a rebellious side, and why the Sagittarius girlfriend has occasional angry outbursts. "Dixon-Cooper reveals what every astrologer knows but none has dared say. (She) takes us on a seriously humorous ride through the land of truth and consequences. I highly recommend it." (Suzanne White)

Simpsons Comics: Dollars to Donuts


Matt Groening - 2008
    Pass the buck and pass through time as you follow the plight and the flight of a lone five dollar bill through the hands of several Springfielders; visit the Springfield Unemployment Office and hear many a sad tale along with repeat regular Homer Simpson; and see Homer take on several career paths -- first as the new Springfield Elementary School principal and then as the head of the Lard Lad Donut Factory. Along the way see Homer trade places, spaces and, in an odd turn of events, faces with Ned Flanders; go to summer camp with Lisa Simpson and be caught up in a world of espionage and basket weaving; and witness the early antics of your favorite crusty comedian and discover his unlikely inspiration.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmas


Bathroom Readers' Institute - 2008
    Packed with as much fun stuff as an elf’s Christmas stocking, this anthology includes all the legends, lore, trivia, and history Uncle John didn’t have room for in the first Christmas collection. Highlights include why Figgy pudding was banned in Boston, the story of snow globes, the Christmas pickle, Bad Santas, and more!

Templar, Arizona: The Mob Goes Wild (Templar Arizona, #2)


C. Spike Trotman - 2008
    Templar, Arizona.This is a story about a town that doesn't exist, and the people that live there.This is also the story of a guy trying to find himself, and run away from himself at the same time.The Mob Goes Wild is the second print installment of this award winning and critically-acclaimed series.

The Works of John Leguizamo: Freak, Spic-o-rama, Mambo Mouth, and Sexaholix


John Leguizamo - 2008
    In this new Harper Paperback edition, all four shows are compiled into one phenomenally entertaining volume.Mambo Mouth (1991), Leguizamo's first show, was an off Broadway sensation. Leguizamo's portrayal of seven different Latino characters earned him both Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards. His follow up, Spic–O–Rama (1993), a "dysfunctional family comedy," presents 24–hours in the life of one family. It enjoyed a sold–out run in Chicago before relocating to New York where it won its creator a Drama Desk Award. Freak (1998), Leguizamo's Broadway debut, is his own coming–of–age story. A "demi–semi–quasi–pseudo–autobiography," the show was a critical and commercial success and won an Emmy when it was shown on TV. Sexaholix: A Love Story (2001), based on the sold–out national tour of John Leguizamo Live! was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award as well as a Tony Award.Alternately hilarious and poignant, always candid and searingly intelligent, The Works of John Leguizamo is a must–have for fans of this inimitable performer.

True Story, Swear To God Archives Volume 1 (True Story, Swear to God (Graphic Novels))


Tom Beland - 2008
    Can a long-distance romance last and who will choose to leave their hometown to enter a new world with new challenges? All seventeen issues of Beland's self-published run in now in one book, filled with humor, romance and heart...and it's all true The PERFECT gift for that special person in your life to get them into comics.

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella: Volume 1


Justin Pierce - 2008
    which might make her the most authentically American superhero in existence. Her awkward situations and active avoidance of heroic deeds can only be categorized as "Non Adventures".This text collects the first 99 Non-Adventures of Wonderella comics, alt-text commentary for each comic, bonus comics and a drinking game.

The Book of Boy Trouble, Volume 2


Robert Kirby - 2008
    Its roster of 24 male and female cartoonists spans generations, exploring the alternative gay boy experience and aesthetic from a host of diverse perspectives. Included are works by queer zinester and scene-maker Anonymous Boy, legendary underground cartoonist Howard Cruse, Andy Hartzell, author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Fox Bunny Funny, and Tim Fish, creator and editor of Young Bottoms in Love.

Ugly Betty: The Book


Ann Donahue - 2008
    Fashioned to resemble the ultra private and confidential white binder known as "the Book" (the Mode magazine mock-up prominently featured in the show), this book will have a paper-over-board cover and be designed to look like an issue of Mode that Betty edited herself. The book's chapters will be presented in the form of magazine articles based on the show's storylines, all told from Betty's unique point of view. Articles range from fashion layouts, "What to Wear to Work" and "Making Your Prom Dress Work Again"; career, "How to Survive Your Co-workers" and "15 Things Your Boss Should Never Ask You to Do"; relationship stories, "Are You With the Right Guy?"; beauty makeovers, "Before and After, From Alex to Alexis"; entertaining, "Throwing a Quincea era" and "Ignacio's Recipes"; Pop culture, "The Best Telenovelas You Don't Know About," and of course, the more serious pieces that are near and dear to Betty's heart, "Proud to be Latina" and "Family: Bond More, Feud Less." Editorial "comments" from Daniel and Wilhelmina will pepper the text throughout. Wilhelmina, as usual, can be counted on to provide perfectly written, catty counterpoint to the earnest tone of Betty's text. The cast, producers, writers, and other key crew will be interviewed for the behind-the-scene stories that readers love. Filled with full-color photography from the show, photos of the cast, as well as beauty and fashion photos to give the articles true magazine life, this book will appeal to the many devoted fans of Ugly Betty. Ugly Betty: The Book will be a fun and funny book celebrating the spirit of the show and embracing its vibrant sense of humor, style, and good old-fashioned Queens values.

The Best of Simon and Kirby


Joe Simon - 2008
    They were the dream team.• The only edition authorised by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby• Hand-picked by Joe Simon himself, with introductory material by him• The images are fully restored to their original vibrancy by Harry Mendryk and presented in an impressive, collectible package• Contains more than two-dozen tales, presented in their entirety, including stories from Simon and Kirby’s time at DC and Marvel• Includes some of the most famous S&K creations, including Captain America, Fighting American, The Fly, Boy’s Ranch, Bullseye, and Stuntman• The beginning of a planned collection of the entire Simon and Kirby Library• With illustrated essays by Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics

The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurer's Guide


Denise Kiernan - 2008
    Complete with helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and full-color photography, this thrilling guide shows readers:        •  How to identify booby traps      •  How to fend off a gang of swordsmen      •  How to ride an elephant      •  How to decipher hieroglyphs and lost languages      •  How to escape the wrath of God   . . . and dozens of other crucial skills for any archaeologist-in-training.

Remembrances for a Certain Pilot


Koroku Inumura - 2008
    One day, he receives a preposterous assignment: to fly solo over 12,000 kilometers of enemy waters to protect a girl named Fana del Moral. Fana happens to be the next in line to the empire's throne and a girl possessing beauty "equal to 5,000 beams of light."

Great Place High School


Naduki Koujima - 2008
    It's hard enough for their president, the kind Ryouichi, to put up with all that and keep the club running, but when Minami joins the club, things get even worse! Minami is a good boy, but any machine he approaches breaks...

The Improv Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond


Tom Salinsky - 2008
    Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes.From The Improv Handbook:The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest.The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.

Out Plays: Landmark Gay and Lesbian Plays of the Twentieth Century


Ben Hodges - 2008
    These dramatic selections share themes of oppression countered by love, fear, anger, and humor–not only gay or lesbian, but universally human.Included are Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, Tererrence McNally's The Ritz, Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July, Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz, and many more.Ben Hodges is an actor, director, theatre and independent film producer, and was executive director of Fat Chance Productions and the Ground Floor Theatre. He is editor of Forbidden Acts: Pioneering Gay and Lesbian Plays from the Twentieth Century, and co-editor of The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals.

The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian


Andrew McConnell Stott - 2008
    The first to use white-face make-up and wear outrageous coloured clothes, he completely transformed the role of the Clown in the pantomime with a look as iconic as Chaplin's tramp or Tommy Cooper's magician. One of the first celebrity comedians, his friends included Lord Byron and the actor Edmund Kean, and his memoirs were edited by the young Charles Dickens.But underneath the stage paint, Grimaldi struggled with depression and his life was blighted with tragedy. His first wife died in childbirth and his son would go on to drink himself to death. In later life, the extreme physicality of his performances left him disabled and in constant pain. The outward joy and tomfoolery of his performances masked a dark and depressing personal life, and instituted the modern figure of the glum, brooding comedian.Drawing on a wealth of source material, Stott has written the definitive biography of Grimaldi and a highly nuanced portrait of Georgian theatre in London, from the frequent riots at Drury Lane to the spectacular excess of its arch-rival Sadler's Wells; from stage elephants running amok to recreations of Admiral Nelson's sea battles on flooded stages at the height of the Napoleonic Wars.Joseph Grimaldi left an indelible mark on the English theatre and the performing arts, but his legacy is one of human struggle, battling demons and giving it his all in the face of adversity.

Who's the Dummy Now?


Terry Fator - 2008
    Terry is a ventriloquist, singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist. He has appeared to rave reviews on the Oprah show and David Letterman. Terry is perhaps the first entertainer to combine the art of ventriloquism with singing impressions. From the age of 6 years old Terry memorized Bill Cosby comedy routines. When he was 10 he found a library book on ventriloquism and began learning how to use his voice. This book is Terry's biography about living his childhood dream of wanting to be an entertainer.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Junior Edition


David Borgenicht - 2008
    Packed with funny, kid friendly instructions for the most extreme situations such as how to handle an encounter with a tarantula, how to navigate by the stars, how to build a snow cave, and more!

How Loud Can You Burp?: More Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)


Glenn Murphy - 2008
    This follow-up to the equally alluring WHY IS SNOT GREEN? tackles more of life's burning questions, many submitted by real-life ten-year-olds Could we use animal poop to make electricity? What's the world's deadliest disease? Why is your mother turning green? Part silly, part serious, and a big part scatological, HOW LOUD CAN YOU BURP? is destined for greatness and grossness.

The Odd One In: On Comedy


Alenka Zupančič - 2008
    Philosophy's relationship to comedy, Zupančič writes, is not exactly a simple story (and indeed includes some elements of comedy). It could begin with the lost book of Aristotle's Poetics, which discussed comedy and laughter (and was made famous by Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose). But Zupančič draws on a whole range of philosophers and exemplars of comedy, from Aristophanes, Moliere, Hegel, Freud, and Lacan to George W. Bush and Borat. She distinguishes incisively between comedy and ideologically imposed, "naturalized" cheerfulness. Real, subversive comedy thrives on the short circuits that establish an immediate connection between heterogeneous orders. Zupančič examines the mechanisms and processes by which comedy lets the odd one in.

The Three Musketeers


Ken Ludwig - 2008
    Acclaimed Broadway playwright Ken Ludwig's humorous adaptation of this classic tale. First performed by the Bristol Old Vic in 2006. Based on Alexandre Dumas' timeless swashbuckler, The Three Musketeers tells the story of young d'Artagnan, who sets off for adventure in Paris and soon allies himself with the greatest heroes of the day - Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis - to defend the honour of the Queen of France. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

Pat the Husband: A Parody


Kate Merrow Nelligan - 2008
    Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold.  It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book!  Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements.  It slyly questions who wears the pants in the family, and lets women humor their men by removing the Velcro pants from the female figure and putting it on the male.  Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request?  Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format?  Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries.  Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere”—and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!

らき ☆ すた ポケットとらべら~ず


Kagami Yoshimizu - 2008
    Alternate Series of Lucky StarThe series starts of with the girls getting magically shrunken and getting in all kinds of hyjinx.

The Vault of Deeds


James Barclay - 2008
    You see, in the land of Goedterre, good always triumphs over evil. Or that's how it should be. But something is wrong.

Skippyjon Jones and the Treasure Hunt


Judy Schachner - 2008
    This book is fun for parents and kids to read aloud and play together, and will help teach little ones tricks of memorization. Book includes a popup match game with 12 bilingual spinning tiles!

Greek Laughter


Stephen Halliwell - 2008
    Taking material from various genres & contexts, the book analyses both the theory & the practice of laughter as a revealing expression of Greek values & mentalities. Greek society developed distinctive institutions for the celebration of laughter as a capacity which could bridge the gap between humans & gods; but it also feared laughter for its power to expose individuals & groups to shame & even violence. Caught between ideas of pleasure & pain, friendship & enmity, laughter became a theme of recurrent interest in various contexts. Employing a sophisticated model of cultural history, Stephen Halliwell traces elaborations of the theme in a series of important texts: ranging far beyond modern accounts of 'humor', he shows how perceptions of laughter helped to shape Greek conceptions of the body, the mind & the meaning of life.

戦國ストレイズ 1 [Sengoku Sutoreizu]


Shingo Nanami - 2008
    Stuck in an unfamiliar time and place, Kasane also has the poor luck of winding up right in the middle of the turmoil that surrounded Oda Nobunaga's rise to power!

Make 'Em Laugh: The Companion to the PBS(R) Series


Laurence Maslon - 2008
    Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American comedy and the geniuses who created and performed it-melding biography, American history, and a lotta laughs into an exuberant, important book. Each of the six chapters focuses a different style or archetype of comedy, from the slapstick pratfalls of Buster Keaton and Lucille Ball through the wiseguy put-downs of Groucho Marx and Larry David, to the incendiary bombshells of Mae West and Richard Pryor . And at every turn the significance of these comedians-smashing social boundaries, challenging the definition of good taste, speaking the truth to the powerful-is vividly tangible. MAKE 'EM LAUGH is more than a compendium of American comic genius; it is a window onto the way comedy both reflects the world and changes it-one laugh at a time. Starting from the groundbreaking PBS series, the authors have gone deeper into the works and lives of America's great comic artists, with biographical portraits, archival materials, cultural overviews, and rare photos. Brilliantly illustrated, with insights (and jokes) from comedians, writers and producers, along with film, radio, television, and theater historians, MAKE 'EM LAUGH is an indispensible, definitive book about comedy in America.

Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography


John Fisher - 2008
    A man whose star burned brightly in the eyes and ears of millions before his untimely death. This is the first fully authorized account of his life.

The Captain Star Omnibus


Steven Appleby - 2008
    Witness his triumphs, learn from his words of wisdom, and meet his crew on the Boiling Hell, Navigator Black, Officer Scarlette, and Atomic Engine Stoker "Limbs" Jones. Steven Appleby is also the creator of the comic strip and film series "Small Birds Singing", and the BBC radio series "Normal Life". One of Britain's best loved cartoonists, his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines internationally, and he has written and illustrated numerous books.

Raymond and Graham Rule the School


Mike Knudson - 2008
    But things don?t go quite as planned when Raymond gets stuck with the most embarrassing line in the class play! Can he find a way out of it, or will he be humiliated in front of everyone? Filled with memorable characters, side-splitting moments, and goofy black-andwhite illustrations, this series is sure to tickle kids? funny bones!