Puns often mistakenly get a bad rep, but if they’re good enough for Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare (whose work featured over 3000 puns), it’s good enough for us. Hot off the back of her incredibly popular Monday Punday online series, Gemma Correll has surveyed her army of punning fans to create this hilarious collection of her best illustrated puns, as well as loads of new ones. Over the following pages you will see grin-inducing puns such as Wonton Cruelty featuring sadistic dim sum, or rotten eggs hurling abuse at each other. The sweet tooth has brought you some flowers and the seal of approval is very pleased to meet you. With over 50 puns, this book will bring a smile to even the most miserable person’s face.
Gemma Correll is an expert when it comes to satirizing problems both real and “first world”—she takes down women’s depiction in media alongside millennial slacker ennui, all in fun, deceptively simple drawings. She’s responsible for those “Pugs Not Drugs” T-shirts, and her latest book, The Worrier’s Guide To Life, collects some of her best recent work. She also illustrated a new children’s book, Pig And Pug.
I write this to you from the depths of despair. The kind of despair that only comes after heavy drinking on a school night. Now when I say school night I don’t mean actually having to go to school the next day. Unless you’re a teacher. Or a pretty wild teenager. I mean, the night before any day where you have to get up in the morning and present yourself as a fully functioning adult to the rest of society.
My despair, however, is somewhat lessened by the fact that I am fortunately able to write about it from the comfortable haven of… my sofa. The Internet is a fabulous thing. For scores of people across the land it has completely changed their professional lives - because ever increasing numbers of people are able to live the dream and work from home. A couple of months ago I became one of these people and so now here I am to wax lyrical about the best features of packing in your 9-5 and using the world wide wonderweb to make your living.