Cheap laffs: the art of the novelty item

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H.N. Abrams, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 126 pages
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Sharply designed, jam-packed with illustrations, and written with a touch of irony, this book celebrates such novelty items as joy buzzers, the whoopee cushion, and fake worms.

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The creator of the Garbage Pail Kids turns his attention to the"once thriving, if marginal, industry devoted to the creation of a modest product of questionable quality, taste, originality and ... Read full review


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Mark Newgarden is an acclaimed cartoonist and creator of the book We All Die Alone, the co-author (with Paul Karasik) of How to Read Nancy, and the co-author (along with his partner, Megan Montague Cash) of Houghton Mifflin's bestselling Bow Wow series of children's books. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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