Slowpoke: Café Pompous
By Jen Sorensen, For Mature Readers
64 pages, 8” x 8”, $5.95
May 2001; ISBN: 1-891867-02-4 Xeric Award-winning Slowpoke: Café Pompous collects the first two years of Jen Sorensen's alternative newsweekly strip, Slowpoke. Jam-packed with gags, Slowpoke tackles the absurdities of present-day American life with rib-tickling gusto. Uptight Mr. Perkins, jaded Little Gus, and horny Drooly Julie provide a witty commentary on the politics and culture of our times. Do evil scientists succeed in cryogenically freezing Julie's libido? Find out inside!
For the finest in absurdist
humor and sharp artwork from one of the most talented strip cartoonists
working today, Slowpoke: Café Pompous is a must.
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