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Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan

Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot
Title
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot
Statement of responsibility
John Callahan
Title variation
Do not worry, he will not get far on foot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1972, at the age of 21, John Callahan was involved in a car crash that severed his spine and made him a quadriplegic. A heavy drinker since the age of 12 (alcohol had played a role in his crash), the accident could have been the beginning of a downward spiral. Instead, it sparked a personal transformation. After extensive physical therapy, he was eventually able to grasp a pen in his right hand and make rudimentary drawings. By 1978, Callahan had sworn off drinking for good, and begun to draw cartoons. Over the next three decades, until his death in 2010, Callahan would become one of the nation's most beloved--and at times polarizing--cartoonists. His work, which shows off a wacky and sometimes warped sense of humor, pokes fun at social conventions and pushes boundaries. One cartoon features Christ at the cross with a thought bubble reading "T.G.I.F." In another, three sheriffs on horseback approach an empty wheelchair in the desert. "Don't worry," one sheriff says to another, "He won't get far on foot." Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot recounts Callahan's life story, from the harrowing to the hilarious. Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's cartoons, it's a compelling look at art, addiction, disability, and fame. A film adaptation scheduled for 2018, starring Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, will bring fresh attention to this underappreciated classic. - publisher's website
Cataloging source
TOH
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1951-2010
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Callahan, John
Dewey number
362.43092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC406.Q33
LC item number
C35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Callahan, John
  • Quadriplegics
  • Cartoonists
  • Alcoholics
Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293229602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780062836960
Lccn
89040488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293229602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780062836960
Lccn
89040488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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