Rabbits. We'll never quite know why, but sometimes they decide they've just had enough of this world- and that's when they start getting inventive. The Book of Bunny Suicides follows over one hundred bunnies as they find ever more outlandish ways to do themselves in. From an encounter with the business end of Darth Vader's lightsaber, to supergluing themselves to a diving submarine, to hanging around underneath a loose stalactite, these bunnies are serious about suicide.
Illustrated in a stark and simple style, The Book of Bunny Suicides is a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.
Andy Riley is a cartoonist and scriptwriter from Britain. He drew a weekly strip cartoon for The Observer Magazine called Roasted, which is also collected in hardback edition. So far his books have sold around one and a half million copies and have been published in eighteen countries, producing calendar, greetings card and poster spin-offs. Lucky Heather is his self-published mini-comic. His comedy scriptwriting is done in partnership with Kevin Cecil. They have won two BAFTAS, for the sitcom Black Books in 2005 and the animated special Robbie The Reindeer in 2000. They created and wrote the sitcoms The Great Outdoors and Hyperdrive for the BBC, and Slacker Cats for the ABC Family Channel. Other television writing credits include Little Britain, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Come Fly With Me, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack The Pony, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Bob and Margaret, Spitting Image, Harry and Paul, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round, Man Stroke Woman and Big Train. Their Radio 4 panel game, The 99p Challenge, won a Sony silver award. As well as writing comedy, they are experienced writers of feature-length animation: their credits include Gnomeo and Juliet (released February 2011) and The Pirates! (in production at Aardman). They did an uncredited rewrite of Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride. Andy is originally from Aylesbury but now lives in London. He used to be the stage dancer for The Pod, Julian Barratt’s comedy techno band which was the forerunner of The Mighty Boosh. His hobbies include urban canoeing. Despite rival claims on the internet, Andy Riley is the true originator of the tradition of cross-dressing at the Towersey folk festival.
If you like the work of Edward Gorey you will enjoy this book. One of those books that make you feel guilty when you laugh. Every once in a while it is just the type of book that you need to read to connect with that slightly darker self - that you try so hard to hide.
i have to meet this man so that i can ask him when the image of fluffy little bunnies doing themselves in came to his mind. Oh yeah, and what was he doing at the time. In church? Changing his oil? Filling out a tax form?
Then the next thing I'd want to know is whether it was difficult to come up with all these mostrous ways to say goodbye. I mean-did the bunny in the lobster tank with the scuba gear just come to him?
And then finally I'd tell him about standing in a bookstore in Rome with the Italian version of his book and gagging with laughter. (Romans rarely laugh in public) and having everybody stare at me. I'd tell him about giving a copy to my 20-year old daughter who speaks no italian and having her get it.
And then I'd take him out for a drink.
--Lynn Hoffman, author of THE NEW SHORT COURSE IN WINE and the novel bang BANG. ISBN 9781601640005
Riley should be medicated. And I really liked this apparently simple book of cartoons, so I'm in no better shape. This is all Tim Burton's fault. He led me to this book and now, I can't stop. I love humor, and this is my favorite kind.
This book contains some hilarious, twisted, macabre, weird and tender stuff. I admit I felt a little guilty because I was laughing while some depressed little bunnies that were tired of living, decided to leave this world in a memorable and effective way. But I couldn't help it...
I never really cared for bunnies, actually. I've always had that "Bambi bunnies" image in my head, so, as a kid, when I had a couple as pets, it was such a disappointment. However, as stupid as it sounds, these cartoons made me like them again. I wanted to take care of them. I can't imagine what was going through that bunny's head in order to feel the need of dying with a million of bees on its tiny body. That's a really painful way to go. However, that's a simple one. There are other more complicated methods: hilarious, sad, controversial, but always creative. Noah's Ark, I mean, really, too funny.
I have to share one image, at least.
A slow good-bye.
Oct 31, 13 * Also on my blog. ** Photo credit: Andy Riley
ahahahaha. lucuuu banget. ternyata kelinci lebih punya banyak cara buat bunuh diri. kalo baca buku ini, cara bunuh diri dengan loncat dari gedung bertingkat atau gantung diri atau minum racun terkesan kurang kreatif.hehe. tapi kelinci tuh kenapa yah 'maksa' banget pengen bunuh diri. padahal kan dia hewan yang lucu. di rumah-ku aja diternakin. kalo udah banyak baru dijualin ehehehe.
این کتاب و بقیه ی مجلدات این سری طرح هایی هستند در مورد شیوه های خودکشی یک خرگوش
اون چیزی که برای من جالبه - در سه جلدی که از این سری خوندم - جدای از لطافت ها و ظرافت های مربوط به طراحی، نشان دادن موجودی است که در پس جریان روزمرگی دیگران در پی رهایی خود است. برای همین عکس هایی که استفاده ی خرگوش از اتفاق های روزمره و معمول رو نشون می ده برام جذابند
چیز دیگه ای که دوست دارم در این تصاویر، نقش معنابخشی است که تلاش برای خودکشی به زندگی این خرگوش می ده؛ یعنی خودکشی به نحوی تناقض آمیز میشه عنصری که باعث میشه تلاش در زندگی بیارزه. از همین جا است که خودکشی هایی که نیامند زمان طولانی اند و خرگوش احتمالا در حالتی از رضایت درونی انتظار رخ دادنشون رو می کشه دوست دارم
سومین عنصر جذاب من همون رضایت پیش از رخداده. رضایتی که خرگوش رو دوباره به زندگی لذت بخش برمی گردونه و از همین زاویه است که مثلا در خیلی عکس ها خرگوش در لحظه های آخر در حال مطالعه یا ... دیده می شه - انگار پیشاپیش در رهایی سهیم شده و دیگه دغدغه ای نداره. البته این مطلب و مطلب پیشین با هم عجین اند
اصولا چه بسا بشه کتاب ها رو همراه با آثار بکت خوند - هر چند بکت شدیدتره و حتی این تلاش ها رو هم پس می زنه
Ecatombe di coniglietti - piuttosto inebetiti, vista l'espressione - fanno di tutto per schiattare morti ammazzati attraverso ingegnosi e truculenti modus operandi. Molto divertente; e la giusta dose di stronzaggine rende il tutto ancor più gratuito e surreale.
One page jokes with multiple ways bunnies might have committed suicide by British author/artist Riley. Funny, and because they are so WRONG, they will be hilarious to many people, like Helen Keller jokes or Ethiopian hunger jokes, etc. Crossing the line is what comedy is about, most of the time, seems to me, as that film about the Greatest Joke in the World discussed and demonstrated… the one who went the farthest got the most laughs… very interesting. So suicide is NOT an okay topic to laugh about… and killing furry little cute bunnies--also not okay-- but two books of these have proven popular, and this is because they are making fun of stuff that is not okay to make fun of…Rabelais was a model for this, and Bakhtin said it was carnival that helped the lower classes laugh at the rich and powerful… satire has a political, cultural and social function… and personal, too, of course... for adolescents and perpetual adolescents everywhere. I thought it was funny, given all that, I get the joke, but it's a single joke, essentially, told countless ways, getting funnier for some m=people maybe with every unnecessary repetition… I would have loved this at 16, for sure. At 60? Not so much, but I smiled a few times. For me my interest in it became more about the nature of comedy than anything else. Is even saying this much about it taking it too seriously and revealing I am not Riley's primary audience? Probably.
Me cuesta trabajo entender que puede pasar por la cabeza de alguien para que se le ocurra que pequeñas y tiernas bolas peludas puedan tener conductas suicidas pero independientemente de eso, me acabo de volver a dar la divertida de mi vida.
Novela gráfica sin diálogos, con un tema bastante oscuro y a la vez muy divertido (varias técnicas son demasiado creativas y bastante absurdas). En lo personal me pasé de lo más entretenida con este librito y muero por continuar con la serie.
Para el resto de la serie de Conejitos suicidas, pica en las portadas:
شاید کمتر کسی برای خندوندن مخاطب سراغ ایده ی مرگ و خودکشی بره طبیعتن نباید اصلن خنده دار باشه ولی وقتی ماجراهای یه خرگوش کوچولویی رو دنبال می کنید که برای کندن از این دنیا این همه راه های مبتکرانه و پیچیده رو امتحان می کنه خنده به لب هاتون می یاد خوندن که نه ! ولی تماشا کردن این مجموعه ی سه جلدی خالی از لطف نیست ....
I got this graphic novel in a Bookoutlet box on accident. I didn’t buy it, it was just randomly put in there for whatever reason. This book has been sitting in a pile on my floor for a good two years. The author also wrote Gnomeo and Juliet the animated cartoon.
I found this graphic novel to be a very quick read. The illustrations were quite good. There were only about three pages with words so the majority, you just looked at pictures of different graphic ways rabbits could kill themselves.
This isn’t re-readable in my opinion so I’ll be passing it along to a friend.
Prendete una giornata in cui l'umore tende al colore grigio/nero, in cui si vorrebbe ringhiare in faccia ad ogni persona che osa proferire parola al vostro cospetto. Poi prendete questo libro, sfogatevi e aspettate: la luce divina della rinascita scenderà su di voi e sul vostro ghigno soddisfatto ed estatico.
Sono una persona cattiva, diciamocelo, e a volte nemmeno tanto simpatica (non storcete il naso e non negate, capita a tutti). E un libro di questo tipo, che offre brillanti spunti per le mie fantasie di tortura, no non su di me ma su altri, è estremamente catartico e ravviva-umore. Ché con la fantasia non si nuoce a nessuno, anzi magari ci scappa pure di raggiungere uno stato di beatitudine e serenità mentre facciamo crescere alla vittima prescelta un elegante e raffinato paio di orecchiette da coniglio.
This is undoubtedly the most perverted book I’ve ever read. It’s also ingenious, and it’s very funny.
My favorite suicidal bunnies are the “Beam me up Scotty” and “Noah’s Ark” and also the “airplane toilet” and, and, and so many others.
I’m reminded a little of Gary Larson and I love The Far Side. Here though, it’s all bunnies, all suicidal, all the time.
I see that there are other books of additional suicidal bunnies. I’m not sure how many more variations this author/illustrator can come up with, but I suspect it’s enough to make the other books worth checking out.
You have to have a really warped sense of humor and be in the right mood to appreciate these cartoons. I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone, but I enjoyed it.
I don't know what it says about me as a person, but I proudly display this book and The Gashlycrumb Tinies on my physical bookshelf at home. I think they are delightful and they make me smile. Why do I find suicidal little bunnies charming and endearing? I probably don't want to know, I just know that I do. Such creative and imaginative little critters they arewere.
Suicide is never funny, unless those who are doing themselves in are cartoon fluffy bunnies. I felt a little guilty laughing at it, but couldn't help myself. The cartoons were just too funny not to. My favorite was the bunny who stood on only half a circle to be beamed up on star trek.