Polly Wants a Lawyer: Cartoons of Murder, Mayhem & Criminal Mischief
If you enjoy humor a bit dark, a tad outrageous with a whiff of the sinister and macabre, then this collection of cartoons, Polly Wants A Lawyer is for you. Long time New Yorker cartoonist Nick Downes has a talent for finding hilarity down the mean streets of law & disorder. Crazed criminals, corrupt cops, tainted juries, chaotic courtrooms, schemers, hustlers and cranks, Downes handles all with a deft comic touch. With Polly Wants A Lawyer, Nick Downes presents a rogues gallery of bitingly funny takes on our sordid world of crime & punishment.
“In the venerable tradition of Charles Addams and Gahan Wilson, Nick Downes—with this collection of fabulously bizarre, twisted, and sometimes macabre gags—proves himself to be a cartoonist with a deliciously freaky sense of fun.” —Emma Allen, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker
"I didn't know I could laugh out loud while gasping in shock, but this book made me do it over and over...Deceptively sweet-looking cartoons that pack a real gut punch. " —Mike Reiss, Award winning comedy writer and executive producer of ‘The Simpsons’
“Nick Downes has never been to jail. He’s a good boy.” —Sam Gross, Cartoonist for The New Yorker, National Lampoon, Playboy, and many others
“Nick Downes is one of our greatest living cartoonists. That’s right, he’s still living.” —Bob Eckstein, New York Times bestselling author, cartoonist