Saturday, February 7, 2004

Cartoons for a Joyful Heart

Cartoons for a Joyful Heart

Humorous Comics Strips to be Featured in One of This Year’s Grandest Book Fairs.

Brick, NJ (Vocus) September 8, 2010

Cartoonist Franco Joseph brings laughter to the bookshelf as he marshals over a hundred cartoon strips with his new book 9 to 90 Ticklers: Cartoon Jokes for All Ages. Published through Xlibris, this release presents a sundry of humorous and highly entertaining skits that readers both young and old will enjoy.

The author’s second book released in the United States, 9 to 90 Ticklers is universally understood because the human condition knows no boundaries. From family members, couples, situations in the work place, as well between humans, animals and children, the gripping caricatures in this book covers a wide range of circumstances to which anyone can relate to. In humor, it reveals the daily lives of the people, making them laugh at themselves as it brings back hilarious memories of situations that they may have experienced.

“I firmly believe that a smile, which comes right out of the heart, has the power to build, rebuild relationships that you desire the most,” the cartoonist says.

A high dosage of pure fun and contagious laughter, 9 to 90 Ticklers: Cartoon Jokes for All Ages is a perfect tool in breaking away from the stress of everyday life and into a world of witty and often eye-opening remedy.

9 to 90 Ticklers: Cartoon Jokes for All Ages will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, which will run from October 6 to 10, 2010. Readers who wish to learn more about this book can log on to Xlibris. com (http://www2.xlibris. com/bookstore/bookdisplay. aspx? bookid=70505).

About the Author
Franco Joseph is a native of India, a widower raising his teenage son Mario. He was born in Thisyanvillai. Influenced by many famous cartoonists around the world, this self-taught artist has been interested in drawing cartoons since he was ten years old. He also authored Merrytoon Cartoon Jokes, which was published in India 2003 in black and white. The author has done volunteer work in concert with other Christian groups to rescue children whose families have been killed by extremists. Joseph has an MBA postgraduate degree from Indore University, in Marketing, B. A from St. Philomena College Political Science, English Literature and Economics and a M. A from Mysore University, in English Literature. He has worked for the last twenty years in sales and marketing, advertising and campaigning, branch administration, customer’s grievances, and direct marketing. The author speaks four languages fluently Hindi, English, Tamil and Kannada.

The money generated from this book will be held in trust in order to build a home for the unprotected children on the streets and to provide, with the help of volunteer health care providers, a health clinic to meet the basic health needs of the underprivileged children. 

9 to 90 Ticklers * by Franco Joseph
Cartoon Jokes for All Ages
Publication Date: February 24, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4500-7890-0
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4500-7891-7

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