Slowpoke: America Gone Bonkers
By Jen Sorensen, For Mature Readers
112 pages, 8” x 8”, $12.95
Diamond Code: JUL04 2537
September 2004, ISBN: 1-891867-78-4
RETAILERS: Download bagstuffer PDF here!As seen in the hippest alternative newspapers around the country, it's Xeric Grant-winning cartoonist Jen Sorensen's second collection of her brilliant weekly cartoon Slowpoke. Let Mr. Perkins, Little Gus, and the terminally horny Drooly Julie escort you on a grand tour of the New American Century, exposing the lunacy of our leaders and chaos of our cornball culture. Experience this week in geek chic, meet Spongy the Encephalopathic Politicow, and marvel at the strategic ass-sitting program, all rendered with Sorensen's trademark brand of absurdist humor.
Be forewarned: This book is a bulging cornucopia of perversion and subversion, with big laffs to boot!
About the Cartoonist: A Xeric Grant winner, Kimberly Yale Award nominee for Best New Talent, and Association of Alternative Newspapers award-winner, Jen Sorensen is rapidly becoming a prominent voice in the altweekly world. She is the writer and artist behind Slowpoke, a cartoon which appears in alternative newspapers around the country, as well as in the nationally-distributed Funny Times, Ms. Magazine, Z Magazine, and Missouri Review literary journal.
In 2001, Sorensen published a grant-funded collection of the first two years of Slowpoke strips, entitled Slowpoke: Café Pompous. Slowpoke was recently featured in Ted Rall’s popular anthology, Attitude: The New Subversive Political Cartoonists. Sorensen’s work is also highlighted in Trina Robbins’ book, The Great Women Cartoonists.
Jen Sorensen was a featured speaker at the first annual ACLU membership conference in Washington, D.C. in 2003. In addition to Slowpoke, Jen does freelance illustration for such magazines as Nickelodeon, National Geographic Kids, and Legal Affairs.
Images, characters and likenesses © and TM Jen Sorensen