Blokes, Jokes & Sheds

An 80 page cartoon book, written and drawn by Chris Slane, which collects New Zealand's best
(and probably only) shed cartoons.
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Inspired by Chris Slane’s popular series of cartoons for The Shed Magazine, Blokes, Jokes and Sheds takes an affectionate and humorous look at this iconic building and uncovers what it means to Kiwi men.

Blokes, Jokes and Sheds features sheds for tinkering, sheds for escape, sheds as a second home, sheds for socialising, and sheds for inventing, and is loosely based on the topics of Shed Sweet Home, Favourite Projects, Shed Widows, DIY Disasters and Tool Talk.

RandomHouseNZ 2009 Softback, A5, 80 pages. NZ$24.99
Currently out of stock
"If you are at a loss as to what to give your old man for Fathers Day next month then this hilarious book might be the answer."

Beatty's Book Blog
Slane building a shed, step by step.
Slane's studio & carport
Shed becomes playhouse
Studio with carport
"...surely any fellow alive will appreciate Blokes,
Jokes & sheds by Chris Slane... an affectionate
and humourous look at this icon of blokedom"

Herald On Sunday
"These are timeless gags honed by a passionate craftsman
and deserving of a space on any DIY workbench."

-Rod Emmerson, NZHerald
cartoon: "The Tardis Shed"
Includes letters, an advice column, exercises, safety tips and an sheddie-types identification chart.

Farm Shed, Goldworthy's Bay