Book Review: Oddball by Sarah Andersen


Oddball by Sarah Anderson

Sarah’s Scribbles #4

Publication Date: 21st Oct 2021

Genre: Humor, Comics

4.5 Stars


Oddball is the latest collection of Sarah’s Scribbles and deals with procrastination, cats, being the odd one out, trying to grow up, and the trials of being an artist.


Though I haven’t read her previous comic collections, I do see some of them on the internet. I recognized at least a dozen from this book and was happy to finally know the artist. Credits are sometimes impossible to find on social media, and I don’t spend too much time searching for credits, anyway.


It was by chance that I came to know of this book, and the cover was enough to make me grab the ARC immediately. Quite a few pages are dedicated to cats (rather the artists’ cat), and boy, these are so cute!

I’m sharing a few illustrations I love and have seen on the internet. That way, there shouldn’t be any copyright issues (or so I hope).

How many times have we heard this from others? In fact, there may have been instances when even we thought along the same lines before we understood the truth, right?

Ah, procrastination! You wouldn’t have guessed that I almost forgot about this month’s review until I saw this book and the word ‘procrastination’. Good thing Sarah (Perchikoff, not Anderson, from WW) is patient and doesn’t mind me doing this.

How many PJs do you own? Do you have day pajamas and night pajamas? Well, I do. As much as I like other dresses and leggings, pajamas are always comfortable and perfect. And as someone who can complain all day long if the dress pokes me in the slightest (no matter how beautiful it is), I totally relate to this illustration about comfortable wear.

Being an introvert in an extrovert’s world is no fun. Oh, yes, it is. We get to make such cartoons and memes and take revenge. *wink*


Jokes aside, I came across this cartoon quite a few times on social media and knew I had to share it here. I’m an ambivert now but still an introvert at heart.


Oh, by the way, if you have a special love for witches, you’ll want to peek into this book. Yeah, she loves them too.


I received an ARC from NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing.

 

P.S: I know this isn’t a typical review. But how does one ‘review’ a comic book with a variety of themes and endearing illustrations. Enjoying it seemed to be the right way to talk about it, and that’s what I tried to do in this review.


P.P. S: I can’t help but wonder how the book would be with colored illustrations. I can almost imagine it. Sigh!!

 

About the Author: Srivalli Rekha is a blogger, writer, and amateur photographer. She got a degree in MBA and MA English Literature and chose to become a writer and a poet instead of a corporate professional.

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