Snakepit Gets Old: Daily Diary Comics 2010%E2%80%932012

Ben Snakepit. Birdcage Bottom Books (Diamond, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (284 p) ISBN 978-0-9826595-2-6
Returning to the diary comics that he began making in 2004—long before anyone had the bandwidth to overshare on Facebook—Snakepit provides daily journal comics that cover Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2012. Each three-panel strip in this collection covers the events of the day, and is accompanied by one of Snakepit's favorite bands and a track he likes by them. The drawings are simple—both funny and sweet—filled with Snakepit's humor, and his quirky visual interpretations of the events of his day-to day life. Too often though, the imagery and content are annoyingly repetitive: a life with a routine that revolves around a loving girlfriend, band practice, and a 9-to-5 job, with occasional variety provided by eating out or watching a new movie does not make for a riveting narrative. This is not to say that Snakepit's story does not have merit. His willingness to confront the mundane and his diligence in keeping a daily journal are admirable, especially in an age when people's attention spans are short, and most ignore the unremarkable aspects of life. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/29/2013
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