An alphabet of woe

These say everything there is to say about a Trump Presidency.  The illustrations are elegant in their approach.







In his 1963 abecederian picture book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey recounted the increasingly gruesome deaths of 26 children. In this parody the US game designer Mike Selinker outlines an A to Z of similarly gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president – with each one illustrated by a favourite comic or fantasy artist.

‘Whilst listing all of the things that we would lose if Mr Trump ascended to Pennsylvania Avenue, I thought, “Why don’t people remember these things?”’ Selinker writes in the introduction. ‘And then I thought perhaps it was because they didn’t have a mnemonic to remember it by. Something catchy. Something horrifying. And so this book.’a afor-arctic b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r


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