War and Peas
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Review: War and Peas – Jonathan Kunz and Elizabeth Pich

I don’t follow the webcomic War and Peas, though I have seen a few of their comics before on social media, and I picked up this comics collection based on that small sample. Each page is separate 4 panel comic with a title, usually a description of the comic or a continuation of the punchline. The art is simple and quirky…

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Been There Married That
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Review: Been There, Married That – Gigi Levangie Grazer

Content warnings: I picked this up looking for a light beach read about a woman getting revenge on her ex-husband. And while that loosely describes what this book is, it didn’t quite work out for me. “When you don’t have to worry about rent or heating bills or putting food on the table, the only person you can blame for…

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Safely Endangered Comics
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Review: Safely Endangered Comics – Chris McCoy

I’m a sucker for collected web comic collections, so when I saw a new one out, I had to give it a try.  On the whole, if you’re a fan of the medium, I think this would definitely be worth your time.  It’s a fun mix of snarky and cute! Like most web comics, it has a deceptively simple, cutesy…

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Little Moments of Love
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Review: Little Moments of Love – Catana Chetwynd

I picked this up because I’d seen and enjoyed some of the comics on Twitter before, and this collection seemed very much in the same vein as the Sarah Scribbles collections, which I love.  That turns out to be partway true. Ms. Chetwynd’s very first comic was about her relationship with her boyfriend, so it’s no surprise that that’s the…

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Fowl Language
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Review: Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting – Brian Gordon

Parenting’s frequently been a source of humor for the funny pages, but it took webcomics to finally fully express the range of parenting emotions.  Case in point, the comic that first introduced me to Fowl Language where I recognized the author as a kindred spirit: Why is it always in Target?  It’s no secret I love my kids, but a…

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Herding Cats
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Review: Herding Cats – Sarah Andersen

My response when I hear a new Sarah’s Scribbles book is coming out: This is the third of Ms. Andersen’s collections, which are a combination of her web comics, new material for the book, and a short essay illustrated with comics.  I’ve read, reviewed and enjoyed the previous collections (Adulthood Is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump) and this is (delightfully)…

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Adulthood Is a Myth
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Review: Adulthood Is a Myth – Sarah Andersen

This is adorable and fun and ever so insightful.  I’d call this more a collection of loosely related comics than a graphic novel, and in the same vein as Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half. I found myself relating to pretty much every page.  It’s pretty common, especially in the age of seeing everything through the lens of carefully curated…

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