Tom Gauld’s bookish art

There is nothing more entertaining for a bookworm than humour about their favourite pastime.
Scottish artist/illustrator Tom Gauld has created many pieces of art with bookish themes.
I’ll share one of my favourites here:

He is featured often in The Guardian, a London newspaper, AND his work has featured on the cover of the prestigious New Yorker.

I had never heard of him until I followed an online link. As I’m not sure he is very well known in Canada, I thought I’d share his art with you.

Check out Tom Gauld’s website!
Follow him on Twitter!
Follow him on Instagram!


Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is a cartoonist and illustrator and his work is regularly published in the The Guardian, The New York Times and New Scientist. He has created a number of comic books. He lives in London with his family.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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18 Responses to Tom Gauld’s bookish art

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  2. Sandra says:

    These made me chuckle! 😁 😁 😁

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  3. haha so relate to that first cartoon! And love the colour coded library!

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  4. Natika says:

    Ooo! Thanks for sharing Tom Gauld’s work. It’s absolute gold! 😍 They look a lot like my room, drowning in books. 🤭🤫😍

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  5. He’s right on the money!

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  6. FictionFan says:

    The New Yorker cover looks too scarily like my house to be funny… 😉


  7. Oh these are fantastic! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  8. what a fun set of images…

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  9. Oh, I love Tom Gauld’s work, too. I have a few of his best cartoons from The Guardian on my notice board. Lovely feature!

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  10. Love them especially the one about the layers of books 😂

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  11. Love this especially the TBR pile illustration. Thanks for sharing; I’m now following him on Twitter too

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