While browsing through NetGalley yesterday evening (or should I say past midnight today? What has happened to my sleep schedule?!), I saw that Herding Cats was available as a Read Now and if you follow any of my social media (Twitter, Instagram) then you know I love Sarah Andersen’s comic strips and had to start reading it right away! They never fail to cheer me up. A big thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this to everyone who wants to read it!
Herding Cats will be published on March 27th 2018.
“. . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … ” –The Huffington Post Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
The first half of this squishy-adorable collection of comic strips is stuffed with funny, dog and cat loving, feminist, political, daily-life-struggles humor and I flew through the pages soaking up all the goodness. The second half is advice for upcoming and struggling artists plus more comics that are connected to the advice. Here are two excerpts of the first half:
I’ve read some critique about the second half of this collection being “useless” for “regular readers” because it only applies to artists, but I believe it was a nice addition and considering that there’s still comics included in it so that the “regular” reader can skip through the text and simply enjoy the comics instead (which you can definitely enjoy without context of what and why they are included), makes it even better. And for everyone else, that same advice can be applied to your daily internet usage as well, therefore it’s still a nice little addition for all non-artists!
Conclusion: if you read and enjoyed even just one of Andersen’s comics, you won’t want to miss this book in your collection!
Rating: 4/5 stars.