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Comic Review: Big Mushy Happy Lump

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Big Mushy Happy Lump
by Sarah Andersen
Rating: ★★★★★

Swimsuit season is coming up! Better get beach-body ready! Work on those abs! Lift those butts! …Um, or how about never mind to all that and just be a lump. Big Mushy Happy Lump!  Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals. 

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Big Mushy Happy Lump is the second collection of comics by artist Sarah Andersen. Andersen’s first collection, Adulthood is a Myth, won the Goodreads Choice Award 2016 for Best Comic or Graphic Novel so I was interested in reading this one and seeing what made her book win above all of the other fantastic comics and graphic novels nominated. Now that I’ve read this one, I am a Sarah Andersen follower. I have so many favourite pages of this book but I think they best are the ones about irrationally buying all the books and the stupid clothes people make for women.

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She checks off all of the boxes. Her cartoon drawings are adorable, clean and well drawn, she makes excellent commentary about the differences between products for woman and men and understands what it’s like to be a lazy, uninspired person just like me! I feel like we’re peas in a pod with the way we think, especially with our inner thoughts. This book also has a short personal essay from the illustrator that talks about her anxiety and problems fitting into the crowd.

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Thank-you Andrews McMeel Publishing for the copy for an honest review. I loved this book so make sure you buy or borrow it when it comes out on the 7th of March!

Click here to add this book to Goodreads.

– Kirra

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