Review ~ Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen
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.
In addition to the most recent Sarah's Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah's real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah's Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**
After finishing Adulthood Is a Myth I was excited to get my hands on Big Mushy Happy Lump. I absolutely loved the first 75% of the comic. The last quarter was good as well but it wasn't my favorite. Just like with the first collection this comic showed how awkward, shy and anxious people could react to certain situations. It was hilarious, I laughed out loud a lot and I just had to finish it in one sitting. I need a hard copy of this comic. It's just something you can pick up any time of the day, especially when you need a laugh and it will give you this fuzzy and happy feeling. I am hoping for a third collection and can't wait to see what Sarah comes up with. This book is perfect for book lovers like me, who prefer to spend more time with books than people and try to avoid social events.
About Sarah Andersen
Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.
Both her illustration and cartooning work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, and her first book, "Adulthood is a Myth" is out now.