Thursday, May 19, 2016
Graphic Novel Review: "Adulthood is a Myth" by Sarah Andersen
This isn't so much a graphic novel as it is a collection of comic panels. They don't even necessarily flow from one page to another, but that isn't the point. The point is that adulting is hard and not much fun. Adulting while introverted... even worse. It can get awkward; it can cause self-doubt. These panels show many different aspects of this theme, all in ways I could easily relate to. They may have even happened to some degree.
On a whole, this reminded me a bit of Hyperbole and a Half though not quite as complex. The art is quirky and fun drawings, all really in black and white.
The target audience is probably senior in high school through - how old am I? Ok, maybe I am slightly older than the target but I still loved it. I posted photos on both my Instagram and Litsy accounts (I'm sarahreadstoomuch on both). I only did one per account (different photos) but there were so many awesome ones to choose from!
Go ahead and check this book out - laugh and recognize that others have felt that way too when it comes to adulting, etc - and then thank me later.
Adulthood is a Myth
by Sarah Andersen
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2016