It's been a long time coming, but Ballard Street fans can finally get their fix. In this first Ballard Street cartoon collection, cartoonist Jerry Van Amerongen (previously of The Neighborhood) is at his best, creating an assortment of panels that have one thing in common: an intense level of absurdity! On every page, the deranged antics of weird suburbanite characters provide delight for all.
Great cartoonists have to be a little bit sick in the good sort of way. They somehow have to have that extra twist or demented neural pathway that allows them to look at situations in life and express them in absurd yet funny ways. Jerry Van Amerongen is such a person and we all can be in better humor because of it. Of course, one way to do that is to read this book. The cartoons involve unusual people, in many cases exhibiting odd behavior yet at other times expressing what are common … more