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Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan

Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot
Title
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot
Statement of responsibility
John Callahan
Title variation
Do not worry, he will not get far on foot
Title variation remainder
the autobiography of a dangerous man
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1972, at the age of 21, John Callahan was involved in a car crash that severed his spine and made him a quadriplegic. A heavy drinker since the age of 12 (alcohol had played a role in his crash), the accident could have been the beginning of a downward spiral. Instead, it sparked a personal transformation. After extensive physical therapy, he was eventually able to grasp a pen in his right hand and make rudimentary drawings. By 1978, Callahan had sworn off drinking for good, and begun to draw cartoons. Over the next three decades, until his death in 2010, Callahan would become one of the nation's most beloved--and at times polarizing--cartoonists. His work, which shows off a wacky and sometimes warped sense of humor, pokes fun at social conventions and pushes boundaries. One cartoon features Christ at the cross with a thought bubble reading "T.G.I.F." In another, three sheriffs on horseback approach an empty wheelchair in the desert. "Don't worry," one sheriff says to another, "He won't get far on foot." Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot recounts Callahan's life story, from the harrowing to the hilarious. Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's cartoons, it's a compelling look at art, addiction, disability, and fame. A film adaptation scheduled for 2018, starring Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, will bring fresh attention to this underappreciated classic. - publisher's website
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Summary
The nationally known cartoonist who was paralyzed in an auto accident at twenty-one reveals the tragic, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious life behind his uniquely irreverent brand of humor
Biography type
autobiography
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230455
Cataloging source
QRML
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Don't worry, he won't get far on foot (Motoion picture : 2018)
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1951-2010
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Callahan, John
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Callahan, John
  • Quadriplegics
  • Cartoonists
  • Alcoholics
Target audience
adult
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the autobiography of a dangerous man
Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1989
  • Movie tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063928053
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781760528829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1029883997
Label
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot, John Callahan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1989
  • Movie tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063928053
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781760528829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1029883997

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