Who Knew I'd Like Comics?

I never thought of myself as a comics reader, though upon reflection I have always enjoyed The Far Side and Doonesbury.  So I do like comics, just not the action comics that become blockbuster films.  I discovered Sarah Andersen's very funny books on adulting and even though I am an adult they were throroughly enjoyable.  If you've not taken a foray into ICPL's comics collection, do.  You might just be surprised by what you find, too.

Herding cats : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection

Sarah (Sarah C.) Andersen

COMIC Sarah's
Graphic Novels, Nonfiction

"With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen's third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope"--Back cover.

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Herding Cats is the second comic from Sarah Andersen I have read and totally enjoyed. I finished in a sitting, it is a short book, but it is so very funny. Please discover Sarah Andersen if you haven't. You will be happier after you've devoured it!
- Maeve

Adulthood is a myth : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection

Sarah (Sarah C.) Andersen

COMIC Sarah's
Nonfiction

Adulthood is a myth confronts head-on the horrors, anxiety, and awkwardness of modern adult life. From the agony of holding hands with a gorgeous guy to the yawning pit of hell that is the wifi gone down to the eye-watering pain of eating too-hot pizza because one cannot stand to wait for it to cool down, Sarah fearlessly documents it all. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's total frankness on extremely personal issues such as body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and consistently hilarious.

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Sarah Andersen's series of books on adulting are so much fun. One need not be a newly aged-in adult to enjoy her take on the world. I eagerly await another of her books.
- Maeve

Big mushy happy lump : a "Sarah's Scribbles" collection

Sarah (Sarah C.) Andersen

COMIC Sarah's
Humor, Nonfiction

Containing illustrated personal essays on the author's real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges, this collection of the hugely popular, world-famous Sarah's Scribbles comics are perfect for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair.

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The third book in my discovery of Sarah Andersen's Sarah Scribbles collection is a must read. All three books are fast reads, too fast in my opinion, so I think I will check them all out again. Her charming drawings of life as a new adult and funny and poignant at the same time. I especially like that she has a cat and a bunny and that the two of them figure highly in her work.
- Maeve