Dapper Caps & Pedal-Copters


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One of the very best of the Wondermark book collections, Dapper Caps & Pedal-Copters contains: more rousing Wondermark comics! More delightful bonus material by author David Malki ! More hours of amusement and diversion from the crushing non-pedal-coptering life that you currently lead, and more, more, more highly unrealistic Industrial Revolution fanfic than ever before.

Book Info: 96pp; hardcover (while supplies last) OR paperback with spot gloss; 8 3/4" x 9"

"...A hilariously weird, caustic blend of Victorian-styled black-and-white art and surreal yet aggressive humor. Those who follow it on the web, though, shouldn’t miss out on print collections like Dapper Caps & Pedal-Copters (Dark Horse), which go beyond just assembling the online strip: This collection features such weird snippets as puzzles and activities for kids, including an essay-exhortation asking them to write themselves letters in the future. There are also color strips, tiny observations and commentaries on individual strips, “abandoned efforts” that Malki didn’t run online, an extended full-color story about a helpful robot, a bunch of extra print humor (like a sad story about a fish-seller, in the form of a series of Craigslist ads), and, um, a gallery of “bears in ill-fitting hats.” In other words, exactly the kind of random but admirably dense peculiarities that make Wondermark interesting in the first place. Still, the focus is on the strips, each one a neatly designed, totally weird set of clashing sensibilities, in which Mallrats jokes co-exist with Victoriana. It’s wholly unique and always surprising...A-" (The Onion AV Club)