Original Title: Man, I Hate Cursive
Year Published: 2016
Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing (an arc was kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
Number of Pages: 96
First Sentence: N/A
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
No one does comics like Jim Benton. His creativity and artistry have led to the monster success of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary, and his standalone strips have topped Reddit’s comics section for years.
Jim Benton’s first cartoon collection was nominated for an Eisner. This new volume collects more of Jim’s most popular strips from Reddit, shining a light on talking animals, relationships, fart jokes, and death. From whimsical to cutting, from gross to poignant, Benton’s grasp of the form is on full and hilarious display.
This was a really enjoyable graphic novel/cartoon album (nor sure what to call it). It was funny and clever, without being too much. There were some panels with jokes that I couldn’t really relate to, but it didn’t really matter. It was still a fun read.
There is not one common theme in this novel, instead, there are several different types of topics that the author chooses to write about. Even if you don’t find all topics relevant or interesting, then at least there will be something there for you too.
Here is one example of what one page could look like. This was a favourite since I’m both a cat person and a cat owner.
(Btw, I totally stole this off another reviewer over at Goodreads).
What the panels do have in common are that they are funny and the jokes are told with a twinkle in the eye.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.