What would Satan do?: cartoons about right, wrong, and very, very wrong

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H.N. Abrams, Sep 21, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 144 pages
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Whether you are an eternal equivocator or simply a person whose moral compass blows with the ethical wind, cartoonist Pat Byrnes delivers a delightfully depraved new cartoon book. A devilish play on the over-asked (if you ask us) "What Would Jesus Do?" question, this hilarious and edgy book delivers a host of witty cartoons on ethics in today's society. The author himself would be the first to say we all like to think we know right from wrong, but in the heat of real-world moral decisions, things often arise to cloud our minds. From a doctor peeking into a patient's room to remark, "85 dollars just to poke my head through the door! Doesn't that make you sick?" to a minister telling his congregation, "I won't be giving a sermon today because you're all going to hell anyway," Byrnes's offbeat humor will delight anyone who has ever considered leaving a few (or all) of their morals behind. Byrnes offers guidance, too, to those still struggling with good and evil: "If you know what would absolutely be wrong, then you know that you absolutely should search in the other direction."

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Review: What Would Satan Do?: Cartoons About Right, Wrong and Very, Very Wrong

User Review  - Mary (BookHounds) - Goodreads

This is a very funny comic book and don't be turned off by title. It is really not all about Satan, but more of an expose' on the moral status of the country. Quick and dirty! Read full review

Review: What Would Satan Do?: Cartoons About Right, Wrong and Very, Very Wrong

User Review  - Cass - Goodreads

Really not worth reading, good ideas in most of them but only a couple were funny... Read full review


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Pat Byrnes received an undergraduate degree in Aerospace at the University of Notre Dame in 1981. He joined General Dynamics-Convair as the first pre-design engineer they had ever taken directly out of college. After he left that job, he wrote ad copy for agencies like W. B. Doner in Detroit and J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. He won numerous awards for his work including the Addy and the Clio. In 1991, he left copywriting for voiceover acting and started drawing cartoons. Since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. His cartoons also appear in Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal and America Magazine. For three years, he created the syndicated comic strip, Monkeyhouse. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonists Society Award for advertising illustration. His gag cartoons appeared in book form in What Would Satan Do? and Because I'm the Child Here and I Said So.

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