What the Hell Are You Doing? by David Shrigley
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"Weird, funny, abject, wise, silly, savage, moral, and engaging."—The Independent (London)

By turns hilarious, satirical, and brilliant, David Shrigley's full-page illustrations—a combination of drawing, comics, photography, and sculpture—are sui generis: uproariously funny, pleasantly unnerving, and, most of all, really, really cool. Neither "graphic novel" nor "art book," What the Hell Are You Doing? celebrates the surreal world of the artist who created Ants Have Sex in Your Beer and To Make the Meringue You Must Beat the Egg Whites Until They Look Like This—the man Dave Eggers calls "probably the funniest gallery-type artist who ever lived." Four-color illustrations throughout

About David Shrigley

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David Shrigley has worked as a sculptor, photographer, cartoonist, author, and illustrator, and has shown work in London's Tate Gallery and in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has directed animated music videos for such artists as Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Will Self (b. 1961) is an English novelist and journalist. His Independent column of offbeat walking tours, Psychogeography, has been collected into an eponymously titled book.
Published September 1, 2010 by Canongate Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Comics & Graphic Novels.

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The variegated works showcased, from a Venn diagram presenting all the possible logical articulations of various behaviors (singing, dancing, stealing) to decapitated taxidermy (a cat, an ostrich), and dementedly funny sketches and panels drawn in Shrigley’s signature childlike style (for examp...

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