Robert Gumpertz

Biography

A life-long professional artist, cartoonist and gag-writer, Robert Gumpertz’ work has appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide in addition to books for children and adults for more than four decades. Most recently, his illustrated tale for 7-12-year-olds "The Adventures of Trina and the Great Barrett" is available in print (Amazon.com) and as an Ebook. Two picture books for young children that tell stories without words, "Frankie at the Seashore" and "Frankie at the Bus Stop", and his cartoon book for adults, "Way to Go" all appear in Epublication form and in print (Amazon.com). "Way to Go" was created in response to a bout with cancer; able to find humor in a dire situation, he drew gags featuring imaginative (though ridiculous) ways to end it all. Fortunately for his readers, he’s still here, drawing away. You can reach him through his website: gumpertzart.com
OTHER BOOKS BY ROBERT GUMPERTZ: "The International Dog Cartoon Book" (Golden Press, New York), "Professor Twill's Travels" (Children’s Book Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston), "Dream Notebook" (San Francisco Publishing), "From Fiddletown to Tuba City" Cartoon Book (Workman Publishing, New York).

Books

Way to Go
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
When the author was diagnosed with cancer in 1995, he panicked--then made himself laugh by picturing silly ways "to end it all". This cartoon book is full of idiotic, foolish and funny ways to do just that. The author got help, and, more than a decade later, is still laughing.
The Adventures of Trina and the Great Barrett
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,070. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Eleven-year-old Trina steals a ride on the Great Barrett, a very large bird. Together they are destined for adventure. Their quest, to discover why all the colors of the earth are disappearing, leads them to find fanciful friends, vile enemies and a dramatic battle with a colorful conclusion. Robert Gumpertz’ work is reminiscent of Roald Dahl with a unique style all his own.
Frankie at the Seashore
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy
Frankie plays quietly by the sea until he's swept away, captured by pirates, chased by monsters in a fantasy world, and ends up back where he started, on the seashore. All sorts of adventures befall Frankie in this tale told completely in pictures. Well-known artist and author Robert Gumpertz continues the story of Frankie (Frankie at the Bus Stop) in this imaginative tale.
Frankie at the Bus Stop
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy
Frankie waits patiently at the bus stop; instead of his usual bus, he's offered something altogether different: a spaceship ride! Friendly aliens, evil creatures, burping whales and all sorts of adventures befall Frankie in this tale told completely in pictures. Well-known artist and author Robert Gumpertz continues the story of Frankie (Frankie at the Seashore) in this imaginative tale.

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