Kurt Vonnegut, prominent author and one of the greatest American minds in our short history, changed the course of twentieth-century fiction. Beyond the brilliance of books like Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan, Welcome To the Monkey House and more,Vonnegut is also known for the many whimsical doodles he flourished his books with. (On a side note, the dude is quotable as all hell — check out his “How To Get A Job Like Mine” speech). Remember that bird cage he drew with felt-tip pen in Breakfast Of Champions, the one used repeatedly as his eulogy? God that was awesome. Whimsical, surreal and sure-fire-sharp-as-shit, his images and sci-fi storytelling skills are beloved in our shared consciousness, so it’s no wonder that we get wound up on something like this: a coffeetable book chock full of 145 previously unpublished cubist doodles by Vonnegut now collected into one book by his daughter Nanette. Soon to hit shelves for $40 (on May 13th), Kurt Vonnegut Drawings can now be pre-ordered for only $25 — an  affordable supplement to any champion’s breakfast. And with that, an arbitrary Vonnegut quote in closing:  “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”

More of everything [that] is beautiful and nothing hurt from Kurt Vonnegut below…

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