Marnie Winters was going to turn her life around; get out of the house, make friends, no more “Miserable Old Marnie!” Everything was going to plan, but then, of course, she died. Now, Marnie’s a ghost trapped on Earth, and the only one who can help her is the overenthusiastic, alien social worker, Xel, whose job is to help ghosts “close their file” and pass on. Are you ready for a sweetly nostalgic trip through Marnie’s life, correcting mistakes and righting what once went wrong?Well sorry, this isn’t that story! Xel has a much better idea to soothe Marnie’s troubled spirit: an internship in the hopeless bureaucracy of the trans-dimensional Department of Spectral Affairs!
This new do-gooder duo has their work cut out for them in a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures throughout the space-time continuum (but mostly in and around the office) as Marnie finds pathways through her feelings of worthlessness by helping others. A paranormal fantasy about healing, learning to love yourself, and being OK with being not OK,It’s Your Funeral is the cosmic office comedy you’ve been dying to read!
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I was really impressed with this story. The art style was adorable, and while the story was cute and comical, it was a valuable depiction of mental illness. Readers with depression are going to clearly see themselves in Marnie’s symptoms. Not only that, but the story shows how they can support a friend with depression. It’s a sweet story and I absolutely recommend it.
Love the gentle emphasis on all gender identifications, mental health, empathy, listening to others, accepting where you and others are, and setting boundaries. Love the art.
This is the story of Marnie. She died, but didn' have any attachments to this world so to find her place they make her an intern in the afterlife. I love the creatures from the book. Each one is unique and fun. The letters are color-coordinated to the speaker and I loved the extra touch. It added something fun to the art. The story is a series of short stories that are all surrounding life in an office. I think anyone who has ever worked in an office might find the stories funny. Creative Team: Writer Emily Riesbeck Artist Ellen Kramer Letters Matt Krotzer
<i> arc provided by the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest review </i> This was a fun story! I didn’t really know much going into it beyond the cover but I was pleasantly surprised. We follow Marnie, a 19 year old who died and became a ghost and is now stuck with Xel, an alien of sorts who helps ghosts pass on to the afterlife. I loved the character development in this between everyone. I liked seeing how their friendships progressed and how they learned how to cope with things on their own too, especially Marnie dealing with depression. The art was fun, colourful, vibrant and kept my attention and I loved it. Overall, I had a good time with this and would definitely check out other works by the authors! 3.5/5 ⭐️ TW: death, depression, anxiety.
Marnie has just died. And it sucks. But that doesn't necessarily mean that is the end of everything. Quite the contrary, actually. Welcome to an afterlife inside a burocratic office where you're in charge of ghosts on Earth and their unfinished business. By only looking at the cover I knew there was gonna be some fun ahead and maybe in the style of TV series like The Office, The Good Place or Miracle Workers. And boy I wasn't that wrong. There's such fun and colour in the art style that makes every character stand out, an aspect it gets more complex as it delves on more serious topics like friendship, office life, leadership and coping with things like depression, loss and the art of letting go. It's your funeral is not the typical comic and an odd approaching to the afterlife and mental health, but with a fun and diverse cast that makes the story colorful and enjoyable