Return of the Bunny Suicides
|Return of the Bunny Suicides|
First edition cover
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd|
|Publication date||October 11, 2004|
|Media type||Hardcover, paperback|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-340-83403-X (hardcover)|
|Dewey Decimal||741.5941 22|
|LC Classification||NC1479.R55 A4 2004a|
|Preceded by||The Book of Bunny Suicides|
Like its predecessor The Book of Bunny Suicides, it features mostly one-image cartoons, although there are some two- and three-image cartoons.
This book features more Rube Goldberg machines than the first one. However, Riley was drawing more from the British cartoonist W. Heath Robinson, a British contemporary of Goldberg's with a similar interest in implausible machinery. The term "Heath Robinson contraption" is used in Britain in exactly the way "Rube Goldberg machine" is used in the U.S.
This book also contains more parodies of various recent cultural and historical events of the time. For example, there is one image of a bunny tying himself to Gollum, seeking the ring at the top of the hill, and also a bunny pouring pepper into Sauron's eye from The Lord of the Rings, and an image of the falling Saddam Hussein statue, and a scene with The Doctor (from Doctor Who). The book proved so popular that pirate scans started to circulate heavily online as "Bunnies Suicide" prompting the publisher to send a DMCA request to Google, which was indexing the site and its images.
- "The 5-minute Interview: Andy Riley, Cartoonist and author - People, News - The Independent". The Independent (London). November 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- ""Bunny Suicides" Publisher Claims Copyright Infringement". Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. February 25, 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-15.
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