A Spontaneous Giveaway: You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld

Dear internet,

I will be away at a boring conference over the weekend and for the first part of next week, so you can expect blog silence and twitter-whining from me for a few days (business as usual, basically). But in the spirit of bringing positive stuff to the table to make up for all the whining I plan to dump on you later, I've decided to have a giveaway. I'm buying Tom Gauld's You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack for myself next week and giving away a copy to one lucky person. 

Who is Tom Gauld? If you're a bookish person on tumblr, you're probably familiar with his cartoons. If not, fix that. One word comes to mind to describe them: relevant. They are smart, they are funny, they are whimsical, but, most of all, they are relevant in that way that makes you go "I didn't even know I needed it, but this is perfect." I especially love his panels about books and classic authors, because they manage to be so funny while showing understanding and love for their subjects. You can see a wider selection of cartoons from his book in this preview or on Boing Boing, but here are some of my favorites:

Dickens's Lost Novel "A Megalosaur's Progress"

Bronte Sisters - The Videogame
Samuel Beckett's Adventures of Tintin

So, what do you have to do to win this book? You need to be a follower of our blog and leave a comment here. We're not fussy, so "follower" can mean you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin, subscribe to us in your reader, have an email subscription, you name it. Just make sure you mention which of these options you're using. Also, if your email address is not mentioned on your profile, please put it in the comment as well, so we'd have a way to contact you if you win.

You can gain additional entries by:
  • following us on Facebook (in case this was not your subscription choice as well) 
  • tweeting about this giveaway (tag @lithitchhiker in your tweet so we'd notice) or promoting it on your blog or Facebook or whatever 
  • recommending a poem! If I don't already know it and it's absolutely beautiful, I might give away an extra copy of Tom Gauld's book for it :) (I only know a handful of poems, and they're all pretty mainstream, so you do have a good shot there.)

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 10.



  1. I am a huge fan of Tom Gauld! I actually was going to order this book for myself, just haven't got to it yet :) But of course I would not mind winning a copy, either :)

    I am GFC follower (Riv);
    I like you on Facebook (Kati Riives);
    and I tweeted about the giveaway as well (@Rivorniel).

    PS I love Faulkner :))


    1. Yay! That's three entries for you, fellow Faulkner-lover!