New Release Books by Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman is the author of Nextinction (2020), Again! (2017), Critical Critters (2017), Ralph Steadman's Nextinction (2020), Proud to Be Weirrd (2013) and other 55 books.

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Nextinction

release date: Nov 24, 2020
Nextinction
The Boids are back in town ... The follow-up to the award-winning EXTINCT BOIDS, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but the ones that there''s still time to save. These are the 192 Critically Endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper – these, along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, are the NEARLY-EXTINCT BOIDS. Woids are again by author, conservationist and film-maker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS.

Again!

release date: Sep 07, 2017
Again!
A very funny take on the contortions a grandparent goes through to please a grandchild. When Oliver visits Grumpy, Grumpy twists himself into a funny position to amuse his grandson. ''AGAIN!'' shouts Oliver, so Grumpy does something even more extraordinary. ''AGAIN!'' comes the refrain. And Grumpy complies. Again and again and again, until he''s twisted himself slightly too far ... With eye-watering yet hilarious detail, cartoonist Ralph Steadman captures the pain and delights of grandparenthood with merciless accuracy.

Critical Critters

release date: Jul 27, 2017
Critical Critters
Following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction, Critical Critters is the third in this epic trilogy of books dedicated to extinct and critically endangered animals from cartoonist Ralph Steadman and film-maker Ceri Levy - the GONZOVATIONISTS. Expect plenty more of what made the first two books so successful - unpredictable nonsense beasts, irreverent jokes, a diary-style record of the creative mayhem, and around 100 spectacular illustrations by Ralph of critically endangered mammals, insects, fish, lizards and trees – a stunning collection, with a serious conservation message. Ceri''s humorous but meaningful message accompanied by Ralph''s sensational paintings will satisfy art-lovers and conservationists alike.

Ralph Steadman's Nextinction

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Ralph Steadman's Nextinction
In this collection of art by cartoonist Steadman, the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but on the ones that there is still time left to save. These are the 192 critically endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, these are the Nearly-Extinct Boids.

Proud to Be Weirrd

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Proud to Be Weirrd
Iconoclastic British artist Ralph Steadman has been creating editorial and political illustrations for over five decades. Steadman is revered for his ink-splattered, anarchic, and often shocking drawings. His well-known illustrations alongside the work of literary legend Hunter S. Thompson have long been celebrated and have achieved a cult-like following. Together, Steadman and Thompson''s iconic work has come to be known as Gonzo journalism. Ralph and Hunter first met in 1970 on an assignment from Scanlan''s Monthly magazine to cover the Kentucky Derby. Their 40-year friendship included collaborations on seminal books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono, as well as numerous articles for Jann Wenner''s Rolling Stone, including the George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali fight and coverage of the Watergate Scandals. PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD is the ultimate monograph of this creative genius. Steadman''s first-person narrative takes us on a literary and visual journey of his well-known, provocative work and is accompanied by his acerbic wit, heartfelt political views, and unique sense of humour. This must-have book comes in two collectible editions. All one thousand, limited edition books are numbered and signed by Steadman and each comes in a red, cloth-wrapped, slipcased box. Steadman is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his illustrations in classic books such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451. His revered work has appeared in numerous publications throughout the years including Rolling Stone, The Daily Telegraph, and The New York Times. This fall, a documentary film on Steadman, narrated by Johnny Depp, will be released by Sony Pictures. Fifteen years in the making, the film For No Good Reason highlights the many reasons to admire this one-of-a-kind artist. Likewise, PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD celebrates the profound creative genius of Ralph Steadman.

The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats

release date: Dec 04, 2012
The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats
Ralph Steadman, artist of distinction, caricaturist of brilliance, and longtime unsentimental cat lover, here shows us cats everywhere: cats in furniture, cat dictators, T. S. Eliot cats and Samuel Johnson cats, fashion cats and CATalogs, blot cats, splat cats, and fallen-from-skyscraper cats. There are bugs that live on cats, and uninvented cats, too. Ranging from the fierce and furious to the whimsical and wistful, the whole world of feline life is here. In a cat book like no other, there is nothing soppy as Steadman exposes the heart and bone and sinew of these most independent and lovable pets.

Extinct Boids

release date: Nov 13, 2012
Extinct Boids
Collects caricatures of species of extinct birds, from ancient fossilized birds to recent extinctions, and includes information on each species and the artist''s commentary on his interpretations.

Extinct Boids ENHANCED EDITION

release date: Nov 01, 2012
Extinct Boids ENHANCED EDITION
When Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman to produce one piece of art representing an extinct bird for a recent exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, Ralph said ''yes''. Then ''yes'' again ... and again ... and again. An astonishing 100 paintings later, Extinct Boids was born. Ralph got carried away by the birds, taking Ceri with him ... this book details the discoveries they made on their travels through the savage seas of extinction. After stumbling on the previously hidden Toadstool Island, where the extinct birds of the world live on in secretive harmony, the duo spent nearly a year in close proximity to a host of fantastical avian creatures. Ralph documents them all in this series of remarkable paintings, featuring unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the feathersome firmament - Snail-eating Coua, for example, or the Red-moustached Fruit Dove - and a variety of bizarre beasts including the Gob Swallow, the Long-legged Shortwing and the Needless Smut. All are captured in a riot of expression and colour, with a slice of trademark Steadman humour. Based on emails, diary entries and phone conversations, Ceri''s accompanying text provides a running commentary, detailing the unfolding madness behind the creation of each piece in Ralph''s extraordinary work. Things got tough as the pair discovered just how many amazing birds have been lost from our world forever. This enhanced ebook edition of the stellar smash hit includes animation, readings by the authors, and other unmissable extra content. Don''t miss it!

The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs
Features whimsical depictions of dogs in various themed settings, including "Saloon Bar Dog," "Buddhist Dogs Searching for Happiness," and "Dog Baby Substitute."

Garibaldi's Biscuits

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Garibaldi's Biscuits
In nineteenth-century Italy, the wife of General Garibaldi bakes biscuits as a peace offering for the defeated French army.

The Joke's Over

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Joke's Over
Traces the author''s friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts through Gonzo Journalism while covering such subjects as the civil rights movement and Watergate, in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson''s 2005 suicide. 50,000 first printing.

Untrodden Grapes

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Untrodden Grapes
From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Steadman has seen the best of the world''s wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.

Doodaaa

release date: Nov 01, 2003
Doodaaa
''An extraordinary mixture of autobiography, satirical art history and unhinged comedy.''- Independent on Sunday (UK)

Ralph Steadman's Extinct Boids

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Ralph Steadman's Extinct Boids
When Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman to produce one piece of art representing an extinct bird for a recent exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, Ralph said ''yes''. Then ''yes'' again ... and again ... and again. An astonishing 100 paintings later, Extinct Boids was born. Ralph got carried away by the birds, taking Ceri with him ... this book details the discoveries they made on their travels through the savage seas of extinction. After stumbling on the previously hidden Toadstool Island, where the extinct birds of the world live on in secretive harmony, the duo spent nearly a year in close proximity to a host of fantastical avian creatures. Ralph documents them all in this series of remarkable paintings, featuring unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the feathersome firmament - Snail-eating Coua, for example, or the Red-moustached Fruit Dove - and a variety of bizarre beasts including the Gob Swallow, the Long-legged Shortwing and the Needless Smut. All are captured in a riot of expression and colour, with a slice of trademark Steadman humour. Strictly limited to just 150 copies, this Special Edition is an ultra-deluxe version of the book, bound with real cloth and signed by Ralph and Ceri. It is in a cloth-bound presentation box, and comes complete with a signed, numbered A3 giclee print with torn edge and debossed border, featuring Steadman''s interpretation of the Black Mamo. This print, produced specially for this book, makes this boxed set the ultimate collector''s edition.

Gonzo the Art

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Gonzo the Art
The cartoonist''s and illustrator''s commentary accompanies selections from his thirty-year body of work

Still Life with Bottle

release date: Nov 01, 1997
Still Life with Bottle
A humorous and detailed glimpse into the world of whisky ranges from the distilleries of Scotland, to the skill needed for blending and using the proper amount of peat to fire a kiln, to the crazy days of smuggling and the effect this had on the whisky making process.

Sigmund Freud

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Sigmund Freud
One genius takes on another. Bursting defiantly and gleefully beyond the bounds of orthodox biography, Sigmund Freud is a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud''s life and career, from early childhood to the moment of death. But there''s a twist. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, each scene is transformed into a "joking situation," which the artist hilariously examines according to the techniques discussed by Freud himself in his 1905 book, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. The result is a fantastic Freudian festival of visual and verbal puns, unexpected insights, and sheer intellectual enjoyment. Originally published in hardcover in 1979, released in paperback in 1997, and now back in print, Sigmund Freud is superbly illustrated with more than 50 major drawings and 25 vignettes. It remains one of the most original illustrated books of our times and a Ralph Steadman classic.

Little.com

release date: Jul 01, 2005
Little.com
Meet the little dot that lives inside your computer. When you have switched it off, he takes the opportunity to visit his friend, the Duchess of Amalfi. He whizzes through cyberspace to her place for tea. Sometimes he is full of ink and wobbly, and sometimes he isn’t. There are soldiers in white uniforms at the bottom of the hill, that he likes to cover in ink—and then he dances with them, because he is ashamed of himself. He’s pretty good at dancing—as long as he doesn’t wiggle he won’t make a single blot. Ralph Steadman is the award-winning illustrator of both adult and children’s books, includingThat’s My Dad, The Grapes of Ralph, America,andNo Room to Swing a Cat.

The Curse of Lono

release date: Jan 01, 2005
The Curse of Lono
Features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved.

The Grapes of Ralph

release date: Jan 01, 1992
The Grapes of Ralph
Through pictures and prose, readers look at the great wines of the world and the people who make them, including an often humorous view of the world of vineyards, presses, and wine tasting

Tales of the Weirrd

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Tales of the Weirrd
An illustrated compendium of grotesques, odd people, imposters and eccentric people from the 19th century.

America

release date: Jan 01, 1989
America
Longtime Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman delivers a heaping helping of anti-American vitriol with trademarked bombast, based on his travels throughout the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

The Wine Buyer's Record Book

release date: Aug 17, 2001
The Wine Buyer's Record Book
Internationally celebrated cartoonist Ralph Steadman provides a handy and humorous little book to keep track of your wine tasting experiences, your cellar stock, and other vinous notes. Steadman''s whimsical art decorates the book in full-color, providing a chuckle as you make your notes. His drawings are considered visual puns that evoke curiosity along with a humor that deeply penetrates the subconscious.

That's My Dad

release date: May 01, 2001
That's My Dad
A child describes his father but after getting to the tail and trunk decides it must be someone else''s.

The Big I Am

release date: Jan 01, 1988
The Big I Am
This work is a view of God, a synopsis which is designed to accompany God''s comments on the creation of the universe, and in which the author tells us what God observes and thinks about mankind.

Scar Strangled Banger

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Scar Strangled Banger
Humorous look at the American way of life.

Between the Eyes

release date: Jan 01, 1984

The Book of Jones

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Book of Jones
The author describes his relationship with a fickle feline and captures the many moods of the erratic animal, from insidiously charming when he required something, to placidly conceited, to a ferocious beast defending his territory, in a book detailing the relationship between cat and man.

The Mildenhall Treasure

release date: Dec 29, 2005
The Mildenhall Treasure
In 1946, when he was making a living by writing fiction for American magazines, Roald Dahl wrote a true story called The Mildenhall Treasure. It tells how Gordon Butcher, a Suffolk ploughman, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the UK - a horde of Roman silver.
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