Friday, October 9, 2015

Mini Review: Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand!

Title: Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories
Author: Reza Farazmand
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: October 6th 2015
Source: Plume

Book Description:

Life is weird. Embrace it.

A bear flies through space. A hamster suffers a breakdown. Elsewhere, a garden snake is arrested by animal control and jailed for home invasion, while a child marvels at the wonder of nature as worms emerge from the ground and begin looking for vodka (as they always have). These are common occurrences in the world of Reza Farazmand’s wildly popular webcomic, Poorly Drawn Lines. Traveling from deep space to alternate realities to the bottom of the ocean, this eponymous collection brings together fan favorites with new comics and original essays to share Farazmand’s inimitable take on love, nature, social acceptance, and robots.



So, years of being on social media has gotten me super familiar with the web comic Poorly Drawn Lines. When I saw that there was a book, I knew I had to read it. I wasn't at all disappointed.

If you're a long time reader of the web comic like I am, don't fret. This publication includes a mixture of the old, classic panels as well as ones that have never been seen before. I really liked that the blend of the two. The old ones always make me laugh, but it's nice to have new material as well. The comics are divided into sections by themes, like Nature.

If you're not familiar with this book, then just be warned it's not a kid's book.

All in all, I'm happy with this book. It's a really fast read, but I got more than a few laughs out of it. I like the simple artwork, and the weird, sarcastic, pun-derful humor happens to perfectly align with my own. More than once, I've posted these comics to my girlfriend's wall because it relates to us in some form.

It's really hard to rate and review this book, because you really just have to check the book out for yourslf.

If you're looking for a good chuckle, check this book out. I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.


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