Return of the Bunny Suicides

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Return of the Bunny Suicides
BookOfBunnySuicides2Cover.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorAndy Riley
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Series(Bunny Suicides)
GenreHumour
PublisherHodder & Stoughton, Ltd
Publication date
October 11, 2004
Media typeHardcover, paperback
Pages96 pages
ISBN0-340-83403-X (hardcover)
OCLC57318024
741.5941 22
LC ClassNC1479.R55 A4 2004a
Preceded byThe Book of Bunny Suicides

Return of the Bunny Suicides (2004) is the second bestselling book of black comedy cartoons by Andy Riley that depict the various ways bunnies attempt to kill themselves.[1]

Overview[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 5-minute Interview: Andy Riley, Cartoonist and author - People, News - The Independent". The Independent. London. November 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  2. ^ ""Bunny Suicides" Publisher Claims Copyright Infringement". Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. February 25, 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-15.