If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons

If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0316306959

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A book of hilarious and ingenious comic drawings from the popular 30 Rock star and "World Champion" comedian Judah Friedlander, hailed by Tina Fey as "one of the all-time great weirdos."

Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.
Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his "terrifically entertaining" (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander's "Joodles" push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America's most inventive comedians.

Praise for If the Raindrops United:
"Judah has drawn a weird and funny book in the grand '70s tradition of B. Kliban! I think this book will probably fix the world."
--Tina Fey

"Some people meditate. Some people masturbate. But if you don't have the time or patience for either of those, I recommend reading If the Raindrops United to calm down, have a little laugh, or a big think."
--Susan Sarandon

"I've known Judah for many years and I still don't understand how his mind works, but it sure works. Seriously strange. Seriously funny. A National Treasure. Sadly, I need to get a restraining order against him."
--Paul Giamatti

"Judah thank you for writing a funny twisted book. It is such an easy read. Even dum dums like me can enjoy it!!! Buy this book."
--Dave Attell

"Judah's drawings are deceptively simple, yet they become more compelling with every page. His talent as an actor/writer/comedian is further conveyed in ANOTHER medium. He's a Quadruple Threat. He wears many hats. Literally."
--Janeane Garofalo

"Reading Judah Friedlander's new book is a lot like hanging out with Judah himself: occasionally baffling, frequently thought-provoking, but, most of all, consistently hilarious!"
--Mick Foley

"To compare Judah Friedlander to a great cartoonist like Jim Davis would be a compliment to Jim Davis."
--Wyatt Cenac

"Another hit from The World Champ tackling the signs and symbols you frequently question while dropping hot lava in your American Standard VorMax."
--Eddie Huang

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support of the author’s rights. Acknowledgments Big thanks and lots of love to my mom, dad, and brother for their tremendous support. I showed them many of the drawings—often multiple versions—and their feedback was very important. And they also did a lot of proofreading of the text. The drawings in this book were done in various mediums: pen on paper, pencil on paper, as well as stylus pen on both digital tablet and phone. Many were drawn before I knew I was going to make a book—I was just

support of the author’s rights. Acknowledgments Big thanks and lots of love to my mom, dad, and brother for their tremendous support. I showed them many of the drawings—often multiple versions—and their feedback was very important. And they also did a lot of proofreading of the text. The drawings in this book were done in various mediums: pen on paper, pencil on paper, as well as stylus pen on both digital tablet and phone. Many were drawn before I knew I was going to make a book—I was just

support of the author’s rights. Acknowledgments Big thanks and lots of love to my mom, dad, and brother for their tremendous support. I showed them many of the drawings—often multiple versions—and their feedback was very important. And they also did a lot of proofreading of the text. The drawings in this book were done in various mediums: pen on paper, pencil on paper, as well as stylus pen on both digital tablet and phone. Many were drawn before I knew I was going to make a book—I was just

the book I wanted to make. I also thank publisher Mauro DiPreta for green lighting this book. Art director Christopher Lin did a great job on the cover design. And I thank everyone else at Hachette who have all been a pleasure to work with: Michelle Aielli, executive director of publicity; Betsy Hulsebosch, director of marketing; Lauren Hummel, editorial assistant; Megan Gerrity, production editor; Odette Fleming, marketing assistant; and Emily Caldwell, publicity assistant. Also thanks to Mike

obtained by contacting the publisher at permissions@hbgusa.com. Thank you for your support of the author’s rights. Hachette Books Hachette Book Group 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104 hachettebookgroup.com twitter.com/hachettebooks First ebook edition: October 2015 Hachette Books is a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The Hachette Books name and logo are trademarks of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The publisher is not responsible for websites (or their content) that are not

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