The World of Karl Pilkington

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The World of Karl Pilkington
Author Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant & Ricky Gervais
Illustrator Karl Pilkington
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Memoir
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 192 pp
ISBN 978-1-4013-0342-6
OCLC 75551019
Followed by Happyslapped by a Jellyfish

The World of Karl Pilkington is the first book written and illustrated by Karl Pilkington, and contains transcripts from The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts and excerpts from his own diary, as well as drawings and some original material illustrated by Pilkington himself.[1] It was published and released in 2006. As stated on The Ricky Gervais Show, Karl put a lot of work into the book and had been illustrating the drawings featured in the book for a considerable amount of time. Karl had stated briefly whilst producing The Ricky Gervais show that he had had an ambition to write a book.[2]


  1. ^ "The World of Karl Pilkington". Waterstones. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "The World of Karl Pilkington". Retrieved 9 February 2015.