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The Best of Callahan
Synopsis: From the warped mind of one of America’s most twisted cartoonists comes The Best of Callahan–a wildly satirical, wickedly funny collection of favorite cartoons, of fans and author alike. Warning: This book is not for the timid, the easily offended, the politically correct, or your grandparents. It’s for people who like their humor dark . . . about issues Mom and Dad told us were impolite to talk about in public. If you find offense, you shouldn’t have been looking! We’re not the boss of you. . . .

Publication date: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (July 1, 2003)

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" John is the funniest man on four wheels."
Robin Williams

"Screw the critics. I love Callahan. His cartoons are like tongue kissing your grandma. If it’s so bad, why does it feel so good?”
Dave Attell, writer and host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell

" John Callahan doesn’t do cute. Razor-Edged observations of human weirdness, told through an unsettlingly bizarre cartoon populace are more his style.”
Los Angeles Times




Get Down!! Dog Cartoons
Synopsis: Is nothing sacred? Not to John Callahan, about whom "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson says, "There are two basic reasons I enjoy Callahan's work so much: first, I think his cartoons are just plain funny; second, he makes my own work seem normal." Callahan does a number on canines in his book Get Down!! Dog Cartoons. He's also the author of a memoir that stands tall in American literature: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which tells the story of how he got drunk, crashed his VW, became a quadriplegic, and won fame as a writer and cartoonist. He has no shame, no self-pity, and no respect for any shibboleth. Find out why Jonathan Kellerman, Richard Pryor, and pretty much anybody who discovers him is a lifelong Callahan fan. --Tim Appelo

Publication date: Ballantine Books; (May 28, 2002)

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"He makes my won work look normal.”
Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side

“Rude, shocking, depraved, tasteless—Callahan gets called all the adjectives that cartoonists crave to hear.”
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

“He is either brilliant and savagely honest, or he is sick.”
The New York Times Magazine




Will the Real John Callahan Please Stand Up?
Synopsis: An automobile accident when he was 21 left John Callahan confined to a wheelchair, but his humor--and his spirit--have apparently known no bounds. This definitive autobiography of the cartoonist ranges wide and weird, revealing him to be at once adorable, sentimental, and depraved. The accompanying cartoons--many never-before-published--touch on such subjects as penises, death, Madonna, disability, and feminism National media publicity.

Publication date: January 1998, Published by William Morrow & Company.

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Review: The title of this book is just the kind of gag that made John Callahan famous: he can't stand up because he's paralyzed from the neck down. This "quasi memoir" is a collection of essays, gag panels, and comic strips that reveal the weird tragedies and amusing moments that come with being America's most offensive quadriplegic cartoonist. He includes cartoons that were deemed too tasteless to be printed in the alternative weekly papers that make most of their money from advertisements for strip clubs and phone-sex numbers that appear alongside the "anything goes" personal ads. There is also a collection of irate letters from readers who didn't "get" Callahan's jokes about disabled people, and letters of praise from disabled people who did understand his humor. Will the Real John Callahan Please Stand Up? is a must-have for Callahan fans as well as for anyone with a taste for excess and amusement.



Freaks of Nature (Callahan, No 6)
Synopsis: Callahan's appeal is broad and national, and his following keeps growing. Now, in this latest collection of twisted and refreshingly politically incorrect cartoons, Callahan is at his most uproarious. Just think of what he'll do with O.J., lawyers, cat lovers, and others in Freaks of Nature.

Publication date: October 1, 1995, Published by Quill, 1st Quill Edition

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"When people laugh like hell and then say, "That's not funny,' you can be sure they're talking about John Callahan."
P.J. O'Rourke

"John Callahan is one of the most important anti-PC voices we have in the country."
Camille Paglia, Vamps and Tramps

"Hooray for the John Callahans of the world, who remind us that when you're standing on the gallows (and we all are), gallows humor makes sense."
Linda Ellerbee, columnist



The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown

Synopsis: A poignant and rollicking fable from the author of Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot!!!--soon to be a movie staring Robin Williams. Known for his knack for cutting through to the pain, truth, and humor of life, Callahan offers a poetic parable that shows the only way to be free is to let go of the false feeling that you run the world.

Publication date: December 1994, Published by William Morrow & Co

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"John Callahan's wry, sly parable comes straight from the heart. The odd mix of pain and spooky nonsense characterizes The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown as one of his very best works."
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

"Read this book! You have nothing to lose but your strings."
Robin Williams



What Kind of a God Would Allow a Thing Like This to Happen?!!

Synopsis: Join the Callahan explosion! Here's the fifth collection of his enormously popular, bitterly funny, twisted, and politically incorrect cartoons. Callahan has appeared on 60 Minutes and the Today show, and his cartoon can be seen in newspapers across the nation. Actor Robin Williams and Tri-Star are currently working on a film based on Callahan's autobiography.

Publication date: December 1994, Published by Quill

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"Callahan has a great, totally uncompromising way of looking at life…. His cartoons are deadly."
Robin Williams, actor

"He is either brilliant and savagely honest, or he is sick."
The New York Times

"This is not sick or exploitative humor, it is liberating. Callahan is not funny in spite of his 'dark stuff.' He is funny because of it."
The Miami Herald



I Think I Was an Alcoholic...

Synopsis: Callahan tells his story of alcoholism and recovery--in cartoons. Previously available only through select organizations, this booklet is now available to everyone who needs to see its value, feel its honesty, and smile about it. 2-color illustrations. throughout.

Publication date: October 1, 1993, ISBN: 0688129595, Published by Quill

Collector Edition, out of print Paperback

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The Night, They Say, Was Made for Love : Plus My Sexual Scrapbook

Synopsis: Callahan's fourth collection of rude, tasteless, depraved and hysterical cartoons features sex therapy for caterpillars and Frosty the Snowman in trouble with a Veg-o-matic. For the uninitiated--or those who crave depravity, it's a treat!

Publication date: October 1, 1993, Published by Quill

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"Rude, shocking, depraved, tasteless - Callahan gets called all the adjectives cartoonists crave to hear."
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

"John Callahan is living proof that a person can go through great adversity and pain, and still - through triumph of the human spirit - be really weird."
Dave Barry, columnist

"There is only one person outrageous enough to out-parody Los Angeles, land of the living, breathing caricature. John Callahan is so funny it's scary, and we love it, we really love it."
Los Angeles Times Magazine



Do What He Says! : He's Crazy!!!

Synopsis: From "the freshest young cartoonist of our time" (The Miami Herald) comes a collection of wicked cartoons that unmask the terminally pompous, snicker at political correctness, and make fun of Madonna's famous chest. Codependency, psychotherapy, road kills, and Dan Quayle will never look the same. Callahan's cartoons appear regularly in Harper's, The Utne Reader, and other publications.

Publication date: October 1, 1992, Published by Quill

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"John Callahan is very funny. He has an effortless talent for finding humor in places where no one else can."
Don Martin, Mad Magazine

"The freshest young cartoonist of our time is a quadriplegic former bum who draws rollickingly funny stuff about the old, the disabled, and the terminally pompous."
Miami Herald
One Sunday last April, John Callahan's comic, Callahan, was deemed so offensive that Miami Herald editors yanked it from the Sunday paper halfway through distribution, costing almost $50,000. see what all the fuss was about.

"Callahan skewers all that is sacrosanct; even while laughing, you have the unsettling feeling that the next joke may be on you."
Peggy Orenstein, Mother Jones



Digesting the Child Within and Other Cartoons to Live by

Synopsis: No one escapes the sharp pen of the knife-eyed maniac who somehow remains saner and wiser than the rest of us. His cartoons are regularly featured in Harper's, Utne Reader, Penthouse, and newspapers across the country. Filled with dozens of new cartoons and several longer pieces.

Publication date: October 1, 1991, Published by Quill

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"There are two basic reasons I enjoy Callahan's work so much: First I think his cartoons are just plain funny, and second, he makes my own work look normal."
Gary Larson, The Far Side

"John Callahan doesn't need to go far. He does it with guts, brains, fingers, and a wonderful sick sense of humor."
Sam Gross, National Lampoon

"Actually Callahan goes too far, and he'll take you with him. Your comedy threshold has no ramp? Doesn't matter. He'll move muscles you don't know you have."
Roy Blount, Jr.



Do Not Disturb Any Further

Synopsis: The first collection of cartoons from the "knife-eyed maniac." Irreverent, original, and always hilarious, Callahan's cartoons are sure to delight and offend. His cartoons have been published in Omni, Harper's, National Lampoon, and other publications.

Publication date: May 1, 1990, 1st Quill Edition, Published by Quill

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"John Callahan is the black hole of humor. His cartoons are ground zero. His insight into the human condition is brilliant. He does what Hitchcock would have done if he had been a cartoonist."
Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm

After crying and laughing my ribs to shreds, often simultaneously, I have to like John Callahan."
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

"Hilarious, thoughtful, friendly, entertaining… He's foul-mouthed, he's irreverent. But don't let that scare you off."
Chicago Tribune



Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Synopsis: This autobiography of a quadriplegic cartoonist is by turns hilarious, sad, sick, inspiring and illustrated with the funniest cartoons since The Far Side. First time in paperback.

Publication date: April 1, 1990, Reprint Edition, Published by Vintage Books

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"Sardonic and irreverent with a curiously vulnerable core."
Chicago Tribune Magazine

"Look out world! Here is John Callahan. He is funny!"
The New Yorker


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