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"Where there is stress, or receding hairlines and liver spots, there is humor." --John McPherson
More than one third of the world's population is officially over the hill, while the rest of us are quickly approaching its summit.
Be it the ritual hazing of new residents at Spring Meadow Retirement Center that requires retirees to drink 25 shots of prune juice, or the oxymoronic humor involved in the publication of the "1st Annual Swimsuit Edition of Aging Today," octogenarians, centenarians--even those younger and in between--all agree, John McPherson's comic mastery finds humor in life's most everyday act--namely, aging.
McPherson's Close to Home cartoon panel features a zany cast of malpracticing medics, denture-less dentists, and cynical civil servants. Culling more than 100 aging-specific black-and-white and full-color panels, McPherson creates the ultimate ode to getting older.
Where there is stress, there is humor." --John McPherson
* Close to Home, syndicated by Universal uClick, lampoons the best of popular culture one controversy at a time.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned on Jerry Springer: A Close to Home Collection is a Close to Home collection. Creator John McPherson's sardonic wit creates an innocent hullabaloo with the Center for Nursing Advocacy and earns the accolades of Leavenworth Federal Detention Center's inmate #19108045.
* McPherson's mastery is elevating the mundane to the magnificent. Scenes of societal sloth, coworker conundrums, dysfunctional discord, and medical malpractice become achingly funny when sketched by his pen.
These characters' eyes bug out--and whose wouldn't! In the world that's Close to Home, amazing things usually happen. Like the Zalcon Pest Control man who finds beaver dams in his client's bathtub. "That explains the missing legs to your coffee table," the expert says. Or the surprised couple who watches as a bus unloads in their front yard with a banner blazing "The Relatives of Ed & Sue Vosburg Totally Unannounced Tour."
In this Close to Home collection, Home: The Final Frontier, cartoonist John McPherson draws a side of life that's way out there, revealing his bizarre take on wild and wacky situations that just might happen in a parallel universe. His quirky style alone makes fans double over, but McPherson's sly observations keep them laughing long afterwards.
No one walks away from a Close to Home cartoon unscathed. John McPherson's lumpy characters and bizarre situations are tailor-made for gut-splitting laughs. And then there are the cartoons that leave readers shaking their heads, sputtering, "Oh my gosh" as a guilty smile passes across their faces. The Scourge of Vinyl Car Seats delivers what fans expect from McPherson: jokes about everything from parenting to dating to car repairs. McPherson takes his readers on a journey that's very Close to Home.