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Terry Gilliam: And Now for Something Completely Different

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If there’s one thing that Monty Python’s Flying Circus has taught us, it’s that nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. And when you’re reading a memoir, you don’t expect it to be festooned with the deliciously bizarre artwork that was the hallmark of the comedy troupe’s legendary run, either. Unless, of course, that memoir is written by the group’s illustrator, animator and highly influential (if not frequently seen) member, Terry Gilliam. That memoir is Gilliamesque: A Pre-Posthumous Memoir (Harper Design; October 20, 2015), and it’s filled not only with the comedy legend’s life story, but with a collection of his distinctive artwork, some of which has never before been seen. The book traces the life and career of the celebrated screenwriter,…

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