Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection

Sarah Andersen. Andrews McMeel, $14.99 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-1-4494-7419-5
Andersen explores the foibles of young adulthood in this debut collection of single-gag strips, many of which have already found viral success online. These “scribbles” poke gently at everything from paycheck management to pedicures. Andersen is an excellent caricaturist—some of her funniest punch lines are panels of wordless, wide-eyed faces. Like so many talented comedians before her, much of her best material comes from the uncomfortable and even embarrassing aspects of life. Strips that engage social anxiety in all forms—including body-hair depilation and social media performance—are standouts, and judging by their online reception, they’re among her most relatable work. This isn’t a volume that will speak to everyone, but it doesn’t need to be. In keeping her focus strictly personal, Andersen makes a bold debut into print. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/07/2016
Release date: 03/08/2016
Genre: Comics
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