Humor & Gifts

Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Grave: Epitaphs to Die For

A gloriously dark book filled with funny illustrations about life and death.

A gloriously dark book filled with witty illustrations about life and death, Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Grave celebrates life in its humorous and often satirical confrontation of death. Conceived, written and drawn by Anthony Martignetti over the past few years, these tongue-in-cheek illustrated tombstones were first shared with friends who needed a laugh, bringing some (albeit dark) humor to their days when they were otherwise going through tough times. More than one hundred of these off-kilter meditations on life and death are now collected in this book. Handwritten epitaphs such as “Waiting to inhale” and “There are fifty better ways to leave your lover” will have readers chuckling and prompt reflection on the absurdity of this fleeting and precious thing we call life.

About The Author

Anthony Martignetti is a well-known New York City restaurateur, bar-owner and designer. He has been drawing cartoons most of his adult life to entertain his friends and family. With New York locked down and his restaurants closed, he had the opportunity to spend much more time drawing, and in 2020 had his first cartoons published both in the New Yorker and Airmail. He splits time between putting out fires at his his restaurants in New York City and farming his vineyard on The North Fork of Long Island.

  • Publish Date: March 05, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Humor - Form - Puns & Wordplay
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 4-3/4 x 6-1/2
  • Pages: 112
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-4420-5