Wednesday, July 13, 7pm
Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish author of Go Fish: How to Win contempt and Influence People – Political Cartoons and Essays by Mr. Fish ($18.95 Akashic Books)
“Nobody does what Mr. Fish does, and even if they did, they wouldn’t do it as well as Mr. Fish does. Go Fish is that rarest of creatures; an essential collection of political cartoons.” —David Rees, author of Get Your War On
“Mr. Fish is one of the few brilliant souls who describes and illustrates the earth’s insanity and all of the hypocrisy and still somehow doesn’t detract from my need to masturbate constantly.”–Richard Lewis, Comedian/Actor
“Behold the cartoons in Go Fish: there is no more savage yet brilliant wit than that possessed by Mr. Fish, who will never compromise on his deep artistic insight or the outrageous honesty of his social commentary. In a sellout culture he is that rare witness for unfettered truth.” —Robert Sheer, author of The Great American Stickup
“Mr. Fish’s penis obsession has evolved into unique visual metaphorical truths that probe the very core of politics, culture, religion–pick a target, any target–yes, he has indeed learned to think outside the cocks.” —Paul Krassner, author of Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter-culture
This debut volume of political cartoons from the revered Mr. Fish spans politics, popular culture, the economic crisis, the Obama presidency, and much more, where nobody–right, left, nor middle–is safe from his razor-edged satire. The volume also includes original essays from Mr. Fish.
Mr. Fish has been a freelance writer and cartoonist for eighteen years, publishing under both his real name (Dwayne Booth) and the penname of Mr. Fish with many of the nation’s most reputable and prestigious magazines, journals, and newspapers. In addition to his weekly cartoon for Harper’s and daily contributions to Truthdig, he has also contributed to the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the LA Weekly, the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC.com, and others. He has also worked for National Public Radio. In May 2008 he was presented with a first place award by the Los Angeles Press Club for editorial cartooning. In May 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and twin daughters.