Saturday Morning Comics – Herding Cats

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Writer: Sarah Andersen

Image/Cover Artist: Sarah Andersen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Published Date: March 27, 2018

Issues: Sarah’s Scribbles #3

Age Rating: 12+

Opening Scene (Art)

In what I find to be the classic newspaper comic strip style, Sarah manages to convey a lot of emotion and nuance through her art style. It is fun and simplistic, but it is a perfect fit for her style of comedy.

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Main Act (Writing)

This collection features Sarah’s Scribbles’ typical social commentary, usually focusing on anxiety, social norms, and making art. At the end of the collection, she also wrote a section revolving around making comics. First, she talks about how she got started and some of the setbacks and pitfalls, namely online harassment. She then tackles how a new and budding artist can avoid some of these pitfalls and change their outlook toward sharing their art online. I think it was a great addition to the book.

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End Credits

I follow Sarah’s Scribbles on Instagram, and I find her type of comedy very enjoyable. I can relate to a lot of her social commentary, perhaps because I am a woman and also suffer from anxiety. There was one particular comic strip where she says that she sees with her eyes that the stove is off, yet a few panels later she turns around noting that everything is now on fire. This is me daily! And while I may not relate to all of her content, it’s a fun and simple collection.

4 out of 5

Saturday Morning Comics is a spotlight series, highlighting comics and graphic novels. It is not an in-depth review, rather a way to talk briefly about this genre of publishing and give my concise thoughts.

If you have a comic you’d like to see featured, let me know in the comments below. And as always, let me know if you’d read this one.

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