Tom Gauld

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Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York TimesThe Believer and on the cover of the New Yorker. In addition to his graphic novels Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking with KafkaGoliathMooncop, and You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.

Tom Gauld attends TCAF in support of his new book, Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, debuting in proximity to the Festival.


“Tom Gauld is always funny, but he’s funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he’s being funny about science.” —Neil Gaiman

“Tom Gauld is my favorite hyper-minimalist brainiac cartoonist, and Department of Mind-Blowing Theories is my favorite of his collections so far.” —William Gibson

“[C]harmingly simplified art and brainy, gently off-kilter comic sensibility . . . Gauld’s sense of funny is its own blend: half the erudition of New Yorker cartoons, half the scrappy out-and-proud nerdiness of Internet memes.” Publishers Weekly