Jimmy Craig at Harvard Book Store


Are You Gonna Eat That?:
The Essential Collection of They Can Talk Comics

in conversation with MARK PARISI


April 6, 2023
7:00 PM ET


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes humor writer JIMMY CRAIG for a discussion of his new book Are You Gonna Eat That?: The Essential Collection of They Can Talk Comics. He will be joined in conversation by MARK PARISI—author of the comic strip Off the Mark.

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About Are You Gonna Eat That?

Jimmy Craig, humor writer and artist behind the popular webcomic series "They Can Talk," offers more than 100+ hilarious animal comics in this comprehensive collection imagining what it would be like if we had VIP access to the lives of our animal friends and foes.

These colorful illustrated comics include the inner thoughts of creatures from across the animal kingdom—from misunderstood sharks and trouble-making bears to the often complicated relationship between you and your pet cat. Get dating advice from raccoons, some life perspective from dogs, and learn why cats are always knocking things off of shelves.

Updated to include brand new comics, fan favorites, redrawn classics, Are You Gonna Eat That? is the perfect quirky gift for any lover of animals, or for anyone who just loves to laugh.

Praise for Are You Gonna Eat That?

"'They Can Talk' is already instantly recognizable for its clever drawings and unexpected punchlines, and now the series finally gets its due in this hilarious and delightful collection." —Sarah Andersen ― Sarah’s Scribbles

"Forget David Attenborough. Jimmy Craig is the master tour guide of the animal world." —Nicholas Gurewitch ― PBF comics

"'They Can Talk' has a hilarious dry wit that I absolutely love and an art style that’s as gorgeous as it is minimalist. As a fellow cartoonist, I find Jimmy Craig’s ability to be simultaneously dark and playfully silly very upsetting to my fragile ego." —Brian Gordon ― Fowl Language Comics

Jimmy Craig
Jimmy Craig

Jimmy Craig

JIMMY CRAIG is the creator of the comic series- They Can Talk. His comics have been published by The New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Hallmark, and Woodmansterne Publications- with over one million greeting cards sold.   He currently works as a Story Artist for Illumination and his credits include The Secret Life of Pets 2, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and the Despicable Me franchise. He lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife, two kids, and two cats.  

Mark Parisi
Mark Parisi

Mark Parisi

MARK PARISI is a Massachusetts cartoonist who writes and draws the award-winning, syndicated comic panel, Off the Mark, which recently celebrated its 35 anniversary. Mark has cartooned for clients including Del Monte, Billboard, Topps, American Greetings, and the Chicks. He is also the author of the middle-grade book series Marty Pants published by HarperCollins, and a new book (with coauthor Kim Tomsic) soon to be released called, The Truth About Fifth Grade. You can currently find him covered in cat hair.

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