Okay: No, I do not want to kill my boss. However, I am comforted by the fact that a talented artist decided to provide those who might not have such warm, fuzzy feelings for their employer with a creative outlet for their aggressions. I am equally comforted by the fact that the cartoons are so farfetched and outlandish that there can be no mistaking the fact that his intention is not to harm anyone but merely to entertain.
In 101 Ways to Kill Your Boss, Graham Roumieu crafts a collection of cartoons which, with very few words, will elicit a whole lot of laughter. The cover sets the tone: a box of doughnuts perched under a file cabinet just waiting to be swiped, which will release the furniture onto whoever is first to reach to satisfy a sugar craving. Whether it is enticing an employer to rest his head under the hot water spout of a coffee dispenser, embedding a rattlesnake into the earpiece of a telephone, or requesting a double-hooked Captain Hook to deliver a massage, 101 Ways to Kill Your Boss provides 101 laughs – and that might be just what an employee needs to stop daydreaming about what to do about a imperfect boss and start focusing on striving to be a perfect employee.