Orthicon 

by – David Perlmutter (Author)

The United States government discovers, to its horror, that the creatures featured in animated cartoons are not fabrications but real beings. 

Available on Amazon

Book Description:

The United States government discovers, to its horror, that the creatures featured in animated cartoons are not fabrications but real beings. Fearing the social and political consequences of the discovery being made public, they proceed to exile them off Earth to another planet. However, things do not go according to plan…

Reviews for the Book

Orthicon, by David Perlmutter, is humorous, but not in a laugh-out-loud way. More in a somewhat weird, sarcastic/ironic way. For one thing there are multiple errors (?)/contradictions (?) built into it. That these are deliberate is obvious, because footnotes call attention to them. Strange, but when the idea of the book is that cartoon characters are real, living beings, I suppose the reader must expect Perlmutter’s novel to be a bit on the strange side. As Orthicon is a prison planet where living cartoon characters have been sent for the crime of being cartoon characters, I suppose the reader can expect a bit of social/political satire, and Perlmutter delivers it in rather large doses. Fair warning. If you are an extreme right-winger, expect to be seriously offended in the first few pages. If you are an extreme left-winger, you’ll have to wait until near the end of the book to really offended. If you are anyone else, and interested in a deliberately strange, amusing read, David Perlmutter’s Orthicon in an excellent choice. - Robert Clark

About the Author: David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Amazon Kindle), The Pups (Booklocker.com), Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf Publishing), The Encyclopedia of American Animated Cartoon Series (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) and Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea (Linkville Press, forthcoming) He can be reached on Facebook at David Perlmutter-Writer, Twitter at @DKPLJW1, and Tumblr at The Musings of David Perlmutter (yesdavidperlmutterfan).