Brief Histories of Everyday Objects

Andy Warner (Author)

Product Details

Picador USA
Publish Date
October 04, 2016
6.1 X 0.9 X 8.6 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

ANDY WARNER's comics have been published by Slate, Medium, American Public Media, Symbolia,, Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency, Generation Progress, UNICEF, BuzzFeed, and Upworthy. He is the cofounder and coeditor of Irene. He writes and draws in a garden shed in San Francisco, and he lives in Berkeley and comes from the


"The most delightfully irreverent illustrated history lesson since Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe (1990)."--Booklist

"Andy Warner has sparked my curiosity about microwave ovens and piqued my taste for cinnamon with this remarkable book. Brief Histories of Everyday Objects combines scholarship, wit, and some of the best gray-scale design I've ever seen in a comic book." --Larry Gonick, author of The Cartoon History of the Universe

"Ever wonder how the postcard, the bathtub, the ballpoint pen, the microwave, or kitty litter came to be? Warner has you covered with fun and quick backgrounds on objects we take for granted today."--io9

"Funny, clever, and very well done indeed."--Comicsbeat

"[Andy Warner is] equally interested in the chaos that often follows entrepreneurial initiatives, and each strip, though brief, has the power of a parable, outlining how some inventors were cheated, fell into greed, or used their wealth to attempt to fund new, even quirkier endeavors.... Warner is a deft cartoonist, able to convey a lot of information, humor, and emotion within a single panel."--Publishers Weekly