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Putting funny words into the mouths of big fish.

The eagerly anticipated book of internet sensation SHARKS! is finally here. Having gone viral all-over social media, your favourite Sharks comics are being collected in a beautiful hardback printed edition along with some new and exclusive cartoons you’ll never see online (unless someone takes a photograph of them and puts them on Facebook…but you won’t do that because you love us and you’re cool, right? Yes, you’re cool).

This book has everything a fan of talking Selachimorpha could ever want, featuring real facts about sharks, the truth about their dating lives, and the unseen influences of humans on the undersea world.

With hilarious illustrations, SHARKS! sheds a timely light on the full, rich lives of Great Whites, reef sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks, basking sharks, and more, along with their faithful friends the remoras, and their non-shark friends and neighbours. 

 

“Who Would Have Guessed Shark's Daily Life Is Sooo Funny”

– I Can Has Cheezburger?

Pledge Level Highlights!

  • A hand-knitted Whale Shark!
  • Tour around the London Aquarium with Christian and Sophie!
  • Exclusive Sharks! mug!
  • A brand new Sharks! comic with your name in it!

About the Book

  • A beautiful, high quality hardback.
  • Head and tail bands.
  • 185 x 175mm, 160 pages.
  • Featuring approximately 200 comics, some never seen before!

Cover and page designs not final, subject to change.

When not creating cartoons for @TheLifeOfSharks! or crying in the foetal position, Christian Talbot is a full-time comedian and Sophie Hodge works for a mental health charity. They met at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2017 where Christian was performing and Sophie wasn’t. They kept in touch since via text but never ring each other because nobody does that anymore as we’re all frightened of other human voices. Christian loves dogs, wine and complaining. Sophie likes climbing, baking and eating anything that hasn’t got gluten in it. We’re both delightful company.

Interview

Tell me about your comic. Why sharks? 

Sophie: Mostly the comic is about the minutiae of everyday life, relationships and emotions. That’s kind of funny when you put it into the mouths of fish that are perceived to be cold hearted killers.

Christian: They can be about anything, really. I just like the way we can anthropomorphize the sharks. Sharks just seemed like the funniest animal to try and give human emotions to and put into relationships because they’re seen as being cold, solitary, killing machines. Plus sharks are just cool. Also, sharks can’t claim royalties.

Where did you learn so much about sharks?

Sophie: We read lots of books and studied for phds in shark science and… Not really. We google a lot of stuff. The more I learn about Sharks though the more weird and interesting I find them. A lot of marine biologists follow us now and they appreciate the niche jokes about plankton.

Christian: Ideas come from all over the place. It could be a phrase I hear or a news story or something that’s happened to me that I can thinly veil as happening to a shark. I get my best ideas while I’m vacuuming the house or when Sophie texts me to say she’s run out of stuff to draw and to please try and be funny. I use wikipedia to confirm (or deny) the stuff I THINK I know about sharks. We’re followed by so many shark experts now and we see their Twitter and Instagram feeds, that we get loads of different interesting stories and info each week. That and I watch the movie JAWS a lot.

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