Something went wrong (or different) with my Kindle reader...and my carousel went away. It wasn't life shattering or anything, but it's where my magazines and TBR books show up on when downloaded. It accidentally became 'out of sight, out of mind' for me there and when the carousel showed up again...I realised that I had a pile of Economists and Atlantics to read through. So...I'm reading articles in between "editing" pictures.
I use "editing" loosely as I have no desire to spend hours getting the saturation correct on a picture. It's not that I'm not keen on presenting well overall...but that's all exhausting. Also, reading think pieces on whether or not Scotland might go for independence eventually on a hard Brexit is far more interesting.
This particular book might seem like an odd thing to write about, as it's a collection of comics by illustrator Sarah Andersen. Andersen's comics are all over the web (at least all over Imgur and Reddit) and I adore them. When I saw one of her books at the bookstore, I picked it up because it's a definite happy read.
That being said, it is a collection of comics. So not a narrative novel like I've been reading but whatever. All the love to Sarah Andersen.
Title: Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah Scribbles #1)
Author: Sarah Andersen
Page Number: 112 pages (paperback)
Genre: graphic novels, humor
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Are you a special snowflake?
Do you enjoy networking to advance your career?
Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?
Ugh. Please go away.
This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.
So, I don't want to post all the comics (you can google and see more online) but I did post one below which shows the main female character that Sarah draws and the cat that also makes an appearance.
Most of the comments are humorous and/or observations on real things people experience . She comes at it by showing experiences that woman (and girls) tend to face the most, although she also shows universal or male gaze on occasion.
The comedy is light yet piercing and always funny. I follow her on insta (I actually only follow two or three illustrators, but she's one of them. Another is @emilyscartoons).
The book is printed in black and white (although the cover adds red for coloring). The book can easily be read in under an hour (and under thirty minutes).
Sarah Andersen has created more comics and at least two more books, plus merchandise (calendars, etc.). I don't have the other two books yet, because I'm slow. They are on my bucket list because I like to have complete sets.
More information and fun comics:
Sarah Andersen Twitter
Sarah Andersen Instagram
Sarah Andersen website