Steven Appleby


Steven Appleby

Steven Appleby is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Britain. He is a dual citizen of the UK and Canada. His humour is usually observational or absurd.

His work first appeared in the "New Musical Express" in 1984 with the Captain Star comic strip, it was later made into an animated cartoon series in 1997. Since then his work has appeared in many publications including "The Times" and the "Daily Telegraph" and can currently be seen in "The Guardian", the "Sunday Telegraph" and the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung". His work also appeared on album covers, most notably on "Trompe le Monde" by the Pixies.

His series of cartoons "Steven Appleby's Normal Life" was successful enough not only to be translated into German, but also to be made into a radio series for BBC Radio 4. An earlier series "Small Birds Singing", which ran for a few years in "The Times" and subsequently moved to the "Telegraph", concerned itself with the usually surreal doings of the occupants of an English country house.

elected bibliography

* Normal Sex 1994 ISBN 0-7475-1898-X
* Men: The Truth 1995 ISBN 0-7475-2251-0
* Happy Families 1996 ISBN 0-7475-2604-4
* The Secret Thoughts of Babies 1996 ISBN 0-7475-5855-8
* The Secret Thoughts of Cats 1996 ISBN 0-7475-5850-7
* The Secret Thoughts of Dogs 1996 ISBN 0-7475-5870-1
* The Secret Thoughts of Men 1996 ISBN 0-7475-2969-8
* The Secret Thoughts of Women 1996 ISBN 0-7475-2968-X
* Antmen Carry away my Thoughts as soon as I think them 1996 ISBN 0-7475-3740-2
* The Secret Thoughts 1997 ISBN 0-7475-3491-8
* Alien Invasion:Steven Appleby's Guide to Having Children 1999 ISBN 0-7475-4455-7
* Encyclopedia of Personal Problems 2000 ISBN 0-7475-5067-0
* The Truth About Love 2000 ISBN 0-7475-4833-1
* Steven Appleby's Normal Life 2001 ISBN 0-7475-5614-8
* Mr Concerned's Book of Home Therapy 2002 ISBN 0-7475-6073-0
* A Book of Machine Whispers 2006 ISBN 1-905847-01-7
* The Nine Lives of a Dysfunctional Cat 2003 ISBN 0-7475-6935-5
* ABC of Childhood 2005 ISBN 0-7475-7604-1
* The Little Book of Farts 2006 ISBN 0-7475-8245-9
* The Captain Star Omnibus 2008 ISBN 9780973950564

External links

* [http://www.stevenappleby.com/ Steven Appleby's website]
* [http://www.captainstar.net/ Captain Star comic strip collection]


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