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Project Statement

by T. Shaw

This book compiles several funny stories based, in a way, out of the political movements of the 60's and the people who experienced that decade in the U.S. Baker's parodic and humorous anecdotes are each presented in their own unique format.

Project Statement

by J. Drucker

A work in the ludic mode.

How to Humiliate Your Peeping Tom

Susan Baker

title note: also contains two sub-books titled You're Not Fat Are You and Car-Lag: Six Days of Pain in the Car [T. Shaw]

title note: Even the title is funny. [J. Drucker]


Susan Baker

type: initiating


Visual Studies Workshop Press

type: initiating


Publication Information

publication: 1989

publication history: Only one edition of this work was produced. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

feminism (AAT)

autobiography (AAT)
comedy (AAT)

themes: Male/Female relationships, self-depricating humor [T. Shaw]

themes: A savagely funny account of ways to deal with various outrageous events. Humor as a defense against the vicissitudes of life and the stupidity of others. [J. Drucker]

content form:
picture book (AAT)
graphic novel (AAT)
narrative (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)
artists' book (local)
graphic novel (local)
illustrated book (local)

inspiration: Autobiographical events [T. Shaw]

inspiration: Maybe the Saturday night live crew. [J. Drucker]

related works: Other of the author's works [T. Shaw]

community: other Visual Studies Workshop [T. Shaw]

note: This book was produced during an artist residency at VSW [T. Shaw]

Exhibition Information

exhibition history: Experimental Narrative in Artists' Books

reception history: See The Century of Artists' Books

General Comments

A classic of the genre: smart, funny, and with a good use of the structure. []