Almost Completely Baxter: New and Selected Blurtings by Glen BaxterOver four decades and a multitude of books, “Colonel” Glen Baxter has built a world and a language all his own—slightly familiar, decidedly abnormal, irresistibly funny. Have you felt the terror of a failed Szechuan dinner? Have you seen what happens at precisely 6:15? Do you know where the beards are stored? Either way, this is the book for you.
Baxter’s drawings are a delicious stew of pulp adventure novels, highbrow hjinks, and outright absurdity: lonesome cowboys confront the latest in modern art, brave men tremble before moussaka, schoolgirls hoard hashish, and the world’s fruits are in constant peril. Wimples abound.
This new selection of Baxter’s work brings together highlights from the full sweep of his long career, and is sure to enchant both confirmed Baxterians and those iin dire need of an introduction.
Almost Completely Baxter, new and selected blurtings
Wodehouse and Benny Hill—and in doing so cause bafflement as easily as belly laughs. Realized by the same quick dashes that articulate the folds on their suits, the tails are nearly camouflaged so we see them via a double take. The funny arrives as a slow-motion detonation that seems to dissipate as quickly as it boomed. This disquieting physics is surely the reason that Baxter has found a ready audience among the literati. In , he gave a reading at St. People burst into spontaneous laughter.
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Glen Baxter born 4 March , nicknamed Colonel Baxter , is an English draughtsman and artist, noted for his absurdist drawings and an overall effect often resembling literary nonsense. His images and their corresponding captions employ art and language inspired by pulp fiction and adventure comics with intellectual jokes and references. His simple line-drawings often feature cowboys , gangsters , explorers and schoolchildren , who utter incongruous intellectual statements regarding art and philosophy. One of his best known satirical works, The Impending Gleam was first published in Today the artist lives and works in London. In August , Baxter was one of public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.