The fourth book in the enormously popular graphic novel series, the latest collection of Sarah's Scribbles comics explores the evils of procrastination, the trials of the creative process, the cuteness of kittens, and the beauty of not caring about your appearance as much as you did when you were younger. When it comes to humorous illustrations of the awkwardness and hilarity of millennial life, Sarah's Scribbles is without peer.
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I am a fan of Sarah Anderson and once again, Oddball does not disappoint! It's such a funny, cute and relatable collection of comics! Sarah never fails to make me laugh. As a cat lover, I loved the cat comics and I felt very seen when I read the introvert ones! And the facial expressions in the artwork are just too funny! I simply just loved everything about this! Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing, NetGalley and Sarah Anderson herself for the e-ARC..
I am a huge Sarah Anderson fan, and just like her other collections, Oddball is perfection! All of the comics are so relatable, and I can always count on them to make me laugh out loud. Just like Sarah, I am also obsessed with cats and witches, so I think the comics about those are the ones that I love the most. The artwork is hilarious, and the people in them always have the funniest facial expressions that just makes the comics even better. If you are an introvert, oddball, or just an overall weirdo, read this book. I promise you will love it. Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for my honest review.
I've always been a fan of Sarah Andersen, I follow her Instagram account and read her previous books, so I was pretty ecstatic to read her fourth book. Oddball is a collection of her more recent artworks with some additional original content. Just as with her previous books, this is relatable humor to introverts and even extroverts. This book has a lot of cat content as well that I find extremely funny. I'm probably around the same age as the author, so most (if not all) of her comics speak to me on such a personal level. Even the fanfic-related comics felt too funny and close to my heart. This book has a few contents regarding how this Covid-19 pandemic has changed us, especially introverts. It's drawn with jest but with a touch of seriousness which I like. I also like the content on being kind to oneself and others and appreciation of small wins. If you enjoyed her previous books, you'd like these too! Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC!
When I saw this book I got excited because I follow Sarah on Instagram and normally relate to her comics. This book did not disappoint, it brought a smile to my face. Most of the comics are just one page, some I have seen on her page, but the majority I have not seen before. Its just a fun, lovely coffee table book, great to look through every now and again.
I absolutely love Sarah's Scribbles. There are days as an introvert that I really feel like nobody really gets me. Those are the days that I reach for these books for a little humor. The fourth book in the series, Oddball, was just as amazing as the other three books in the series! Thank you Sarah Anderson for another wonderful book and thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC copy.
Will Sarah Andersen ever create something I don't love? Never. Such a fan of her funny and heartwarming art. This collection is no different than her previous. I adore that she revels and pokes fun at life as an awkward introverted twenty-something, and I'll never stop loving her work. Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. But also mostly thank you to Sarah Andersen, who makes the best art.
I love the Sarah's Scribbles Series, and was looking forward to the 4th installment Oddball. After reading it,the whole time I was screaming "So Relatable!". The author has captured the essence of 2020-2021 in the book, would recommend to everybody to read this.
As usual, Sarah’s Scribbles is as much fun as her other books. If you have a sense of humor, like cats and are introverted you will find this book and all of her other books especially humorous! If you aren’t introverted and don’t like cats you’ll still like it. **thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-arc I received**
I love Sarah Andersen and her work. Her comics, like the ones found in Oddball, make me feel like there is someone like me out there. I struggle with a lot of the things Andersen touches on. It's nice to not feel alone.
I love Sarah Andersen’s cartoons! They are sarcastic and sardonic and sincere…and totally relatable. Oddball is the fourth installment in her Sarah’s Scribbles collection and it may be the best of them all. In addition to her regular themes regarding introverts vs. extroverts, social anxiety, and the experience of being quirky and eccentric, there are pieces in this collection about books and reading, Halloween (witches and Medusa!), pets, procrastination, and the madness of 2020. I devoured the book in one sitting and chuckled out loud many times throughout! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I adore Sarah Andersen's comics and I usually spend the majority of my time reading her books showing them to my friends and very patient partner yelling "IT ME' because of how relatable they are. They're delightful and always a joy to read (an instant recipe for lot of cackling) and I always walk away in a much brighter mood.
As an avid follower of Sarah Anderson from the beginning of her career on instagram and other social media platforms, she never fails to disappoint. I have never seen a comic by her that I have no related to. From her ability to capture everyday struggles with procrastination and living an introverted life, to specific occasions such as the holidays and owning a cat, Sarah Anderson never lets us down. This latest addition is no exception to this high praise. Anderson continues with her unique ability to make us laugh and encourage us not to be so hard on ourselves, as we are normal. I would recommend to anyone to try out these comics, as they are able to brighten anyone's day.
When it comes to simple yet cute and relatable four-to-five panel comics about the human condition as an anxious, introverted millennial who prefers cats to people, Sarah Andersen is peerless and unparalleled. This is her fourth collection of comics, and it may just be my favorite so far—I loved every single page, and only wish it had been longer. Global warming and the pandemic/quarantine make some appearances, but as a whole this was refreshing because it's mostly about cats and the sudden emergence of exceptionally odd interests. Personally, while I can't say that I'm particularly taken by frogs, one of my hyperfixations this year has been Greek mythology, so I loved that there were some adorable comics that included Medusa and Hades. I, too, am a former emo kid, love true crime and macabre stuff, am dumb in three different languages, love spooky things, cute things, and spooky-cute things the most of all, have given up the inherently sexist ~*not like the other girls*~ crap as I've grown up and learned to enjoy my femininity, waste too much time looking at memes, lose myself in hyperfixations (or, as I like to call them, my emotional support obsessions), and have no idea what I'm doing. Sarah gets is, and has a unique gift for distilling even complex feelings into just a few panels with the simplest lines, sometimes without even requiring any words at all. She's an oddball who makes us other oddballs feel seen and understood, and I'll always support her art.
Thank you netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for a review I love Sarah Andersen's work, so it was a real pleasure to read this book. I had already seen some of these online, and was very happy to discover new comics. It's all way too relatable and very funny, and I recommend it if you want good milenial or gen Z humour, and cats.
Relatable, hilarious and downright comforting - Sarah Andersen is back with her latest instalment of Sarah’s Scribbles. I loved this one just as much as I have loved her others, I feel like she plucked some of these scenarios right from my own life. The relatable and lighthearted read we all need in 2021!
This book made me literally laugh out loud multiple time! Every page made me feel understood and not alone in my quirks. Sarah Anderson took the anxiety and insecurities I feel and maked them safe and funny. This book is the bright side to being an oddball. I absolutely loved it and am going to reread it again and again!!! Its a quick read that is worth your time. I know you'll thank me later if you give it a chance. Procrastinators, sweatpants wearers, and cat loving introverts unit!!! This is a book for us. Extroverts and dog lovers welcome. ♥
I've been following this comic artist on Instagram and was thrilled to see another book come out filled with her humor. Sarah Andersen is so relatable through her comic portrayal of a introverted oddball. With such little said and shown in each strip, simplistic in a positive way, she can create so many relatable emotions. She discusses everything from parties, friendship, style, age; but, I am especially fond of all the ones involving the ridiculousness of cats. If you want a laugh and quick read, definitely pick this up!
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for an advanced electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! This collection shares a variety of hilarious and relatable comics that any 20-something can enjoy. I laughed and often thought, "oooo that's me," which made the experience even better. I highly recommend this artist's work!
Very funny and so much fun. I can totally see myself in that character and the situation she find herself into. Read it, you will like it!
I always look forward to Sarah's books and this one is just as strong as the previous efforts. Her ability to capture the humor and heart of everyday frustrations and fears is truly something special. The pure humanity of her comics remains utterly relatable. I see myself so strongly in this book and it gives me comfort while also making me laugh out loud.
5 stars - I loved it! This is another wonderful collection of comics from Sarah's Scribbles comics. In this volume, she explores creativity, self expression, cats, and being an oddball. I really loved this collection and connected with almost all of the comics in it. She really does a wonderful job at capturing what it's like to be an introvert and oddball.
Review of Oddball by Sarah Anderson This fourth collection of Sarah’s Scribbles comics is all about being a little strange and finding other people to be strange with whether the others are friends, pets, or just enjoying some time alone. Anderson writes about the awkwardness of being in one’s twenties and jokes about some differences between Millennials and Gen Z. Topics in this book include a love for Halloween, pets, Anderson’s experience being in her twenties, and more. This new book builds on all the humor and hopefulness found in the previous three comic collections. New and previous readers will devour this hilarious and wonderfully illustrated comic collection. 5 out of 5 stars for this delightful feel-good comic collection.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Sarah Andersen's art makes me happy. Having a crap/negative day? Stalk her on line a bit and reread all her strips and hey presto all is well again. And Oddball is no exception. I actually cant express how much I smiled while reading this. All hail Sarah!
I must admit I just got to the point where I would not mind if Ms Andersen kept publishing the same sketches again and again and again, because I just laughed out loud to some of the same comic strips I literally have to my left in my new Sarah’s Scribbles calendar. I do not know if it is the drawing style, the big eyes, the cartoony teeth, the gestures, the blurred sketches mimicking movement or excitement, the (not-so) evil cats or a mixture of all together, but I feel identified in almost all of the strips. And I don’t even own a cat! Nor does a cat own me! I particularly enjoy how she mixes more profound themes (anxiety, the feeling of being left out…) with simple jokes about the stupidity of a chonk cat, or how 'millennial language' is going to be impossible to understand in a few years. I read a lot of similar collections lately becasue I really enjoy them, but I have yet to find someone who depicts awkwardness in such a mesmerizing way. I am a huge fan of Fangs as well, but there is something in Sarah’s Scribbles that is just next level. I always turn to them when I need to get some laughs. ***Thanks to Netgalley and the editor for the ARC
*13th August 2021* Mind screams "Whatt? That's it?!* when the scribbles got over at page 105. I mean it's 114 pages in total. I forgot the covers and the rest. Time to cry in reader problems. It's just too relatable. I just can't. Thank you, my human in another part of the Earth and the publisher, for the advance reader copy. I have never felt this blessed in 2021 in recieving a book to read and review. *12th August 2021* Gets the ARC AND FORGOT TO PUT OFF THE CAPS LOCK.
I love this book so much! Sarah Andersen puts pure magic on paper and makes it so relatable and funny. This is medicine after the pandemic years.
I love Sarah Anderson's comics and this collection will be a hit with fans. Full of relatable little strips dealing with a range of matters, they are funny and entertaining. As I said, they're relatable and I particularly like the ones about introverts, books and the cruelty of some authors, and the foibles of the internet. There are so many here that I wanted to share with friends, to say, "look this is me/us"! Great for existing fans or as an intro to her comics.
A quirky and relatable collection of comics from Sarah Andersen! I love reading her previous books and this definitely did not disappoint! This was such a funny and great read. It has everything from cats to dealing with procrastination and everything inbetween! It’s awkward and hilarious and definitely a fun read for everyone! *Thanks Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*
Just pure tongue in cheek hilarity. Reflections on millennial versus boomers versus generation Z, along with Quarantine and being the weird kid hijinks. I also loved the comics about introverts and extroverts and finding your weird. ❤️ #Oddball Thank you to #NetGalley for the eARC.
I love Sarah Scribbles, this is book #4 in her comic collection. Her content is always so quirky, fun and wholesome. I see a lot of myself in these comics, so it's reassuring to know there's other goofballs out there. A lot of it comes down to the perspective of an oddball millennial living in this chaotic world, and I can completely relate to all of it, so I had a few existential laughs. Definitely recommended for a quick fun read, and if you feel like you're ever alone in the world, you're not - Sarah's got you covered. I would love to see this with a pop of colour, I hope that is introduced at some point. Maybe it's Sarah's style to stick to b/w, but at least in book format I think it'd be cool to have that! Thanks to NetGalley, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Sarah Andersen for this advanced readers copy for an honest review!
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Oddball by Sarah Andersen is the amazing, funny fourth book in the Sarah Scribbles graphic novel series. First off, I have to admit that I am a huge Sarah Scribbles fan. I follow her on Facebook, and I've read all 3 of the previous books in this graphic novel series. If you haven't checked her out yet, make sure to check her out on Facebook. Also, definitely check out the first 3 books in this series. They are so funny and relatable, and her comics are all over the internet. You've probably stumbled across them on Tumblr and "hearted" it without realizing that she has had several books published. To sum up, I am so happy to be able to review this book and support this author! Thank you again to the publisher for this opportunity! Oddball is a collection of laugh-out-loud funny comics about various topics, including millennial humor, being introverted, fanfiction, fandoms, procrastination, cats, artist culture, and true crime. The author shows us that she is in touch with everything that millenials and Gen Z-ers are talking about nowadays. I would recommend it for anyone who knows what a meme is, which could be from ages 5-50. If you've ever spent a day going down rabbit holes on the internet or if you've ever looked at your cat and wondered what they were thinking, then this is the book for you! It's so hard to compare Sarah Scribbles to other comics, because I see it as the pinacle of laugh-out-loud humor. I would recommend it for fans of Cyanide and Happiness & Hyperbole and a Half. If you're intrigued by the description or if you're looking for some .laughs, you won't regret checking out this book when it comes out in October!
Sarah Andersen never fails. This latest Sarah's Scribbles collection is all about the weirdos, the procrastinators, the millennials and the great friendships. Also, cats. As usual, you'll find yourself laughing out loud. At least I did.
Once again, Sarah Andersen provides another fun and relatable comic collection. Her simple drawings and silliness are very easy read and also to relate to. This is going to be another great one for fans of her work.
This book made me so happy. I love this author (I follow her on Instagram) and although I've seen some of these comics before, there were a lot of new ones and I loved them! This would make a great coffee table book.
As a millennial cat lady - I approve! Oddball is laugh out loud funny and relatable. I seriously chuckled at the part when the cats are dancing in a circle in hell. Basically, I laughed at any of the parts pertaining to cats. This is a fun series of comics relatable to millennials and Gen Zers alike. There are comics featuring the impending doom of climate change, friendships, witchcraft & general spookiness, and so much more. I loved the silliness and quirkiness in each of the comics. The art style is simple, but cute and effective. I will definitely be checking out more of this artists' work in the future. I had so much fun with reading experience. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC copy.
Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and will be published on my social media blog on October 12th, 2021. In this fourth comic collection, Oddball: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection, Sarah Andersen fans may identify with many scenarios presented; from procrastinating on things, to being pet owners, to the creative process, to being a craze fan for various media and internet culture, and introversion versus extroversion. I've seen Andersen's comics floating around the Internet and it still amazes me how much I can stop whatever I am doing to check out and relate to her comics. Her humorous and awkwardly cute illustrations are easy to follow and gives me a good laugh every time I finish one. My personal favorites are the quarantine life comics, the scenarios between friends and their obsessions with memes and media (especially with fictional characters), and the relationships between an author and a reader. What I love the most are the comics' messages. It reminds us how everyone is an oddball in their own unique way. There will always be others who we will have a connection with because they have the same interests as us. It is the matter of finding them. They are out there. Also, it addresses how there is no need to compare ourselves with others and our past selves when we have come so far in our lives, even if there are expectations put on us. The comics teaches us how to be comfortable in our own skin, being kind to one another and setting boundaries, acknowledging our growth, and accepting where we are in the present moment. Filled with honesty and pure amusement, this comic collection will surely put a smile on anyone's faces during these trying times, especially for young adults and the target millennial audience.
I love books like this! Sometimes you just need a fun book filled with comics to take some of the stress away. I thought this book was particularly interesting because it's super relatable to Millennials and Gen Z readers. A lot of these relate to being the weird, introverted person and, of course, cats. If you find yourself feeling down and need something to make you feel a little lighter, this is the perfect collection of comics! I also just love how funny some of the expressions are that the characters have!
I follow Sarah Andersen on Instagram and just love how relatable and funny her comics are, they never fail to make me laugh. She's just so good at capturing the zeitgeist of this generation and making you feel seen, it's amazing. The author discusses such good topics in an easy way and brings to paper, what I often think but never really realized and I love this book for that.
Silly, funny, pure enjoyment! I can see why these are so popular. Definitely makes me want to read the others!
I have been a fan of Sarah's Scribbles for a number of years so I was very excited to find her newest collection on NetGalley. Oddball does not disappoint - lots of relatable and fun comics. Full of her signature style and witty humor I really think there's something for everyone in this book. If you're a fan of hers it's a must have!
This was just lovely. I am a big fan of Sarah Andersen and this did not disappoint. So many of her comics are relatable and incredibly funny. These books are ones that you can flip through when you're having a bad day and instantly just feel better. I will be buying a hard copy once it's available and it will join her other works on my shelf. Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC!
I love Sarah Andersen’s comics, the drawing style (only a few lines to tell a story), the witty insights into the lives of younger generations (I’m gen-x), and her ability to put herself out there, insecurities and oddities alike. Oddball is the fourth book in Sarah’s Scribbles series and a solid continuation of her work. I laughed out loud and was moved in equal measures (Medusa with a blind cat will stay with me a long time). I recognised myself in many strips (introvert author here), but in a good way, like sharing a secret with a likeminded soul. If you’re new to her work, this is as good a place to start as any, but why would you rob yourself the pleasure of reading it all. And the fans will love this like all her work. I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review (but will buy the book, because I absolutely need it).
Sarah Anderson never disappoints. I always find her comic book style layouts so easy to flick through and her humour is spot on. As with her other Sarah Scribbles books, Oddball is funny, current and relatable. As a fellow oddball introvert, i adore Sarahs work and would recommend this to anyone looking for a lighthearted laugh.
Cats, anxiety, and finding the right kind of weirdos to befriend in your life... Sarah's Scribbles are highly relatable for this X-ennial and I will not pass up the opportunity to caress this book in person once it is released (I hope it's fuzzy like the previous ones in the series!). For now, this e-ARC will have to do, though. I think there are some repeats in here from the 2020 calendar, but there are a lot of new comics and I really enjoyed the new? Medusa character. I received this book free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I love Sarah Andersen's comics - they highlight the complexities and nuances of life as an introvert with a great amount of humour. Oddball is a short and sweet comic that is definitely targeted for cat-loving introverts (which is me to a tee). Many thanks to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a copy of this comic. ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
I'm a huge fan of Sarah Andersen, and this newest comic book is another hit! Her honest and open comics are full of laughs, and her unique viewpoints come to life in her hilarious slice-of-life comic shorts. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5 🌟 Oddball is the fourth installment in Sarah's scribbles series, and it's a delightful, joyful read as usual. This time around, there are cats, frogs, Halloween, and the most important part: “Never dim your light for others.” I've always admired how Sarah incorporates elements of self-love into her work 💛 Thank you to Netgalley for providing this arc.
A perfect fun way to make us feel as human as one can be, with all our differences and peculiarities. A must-share comic book. Love it!
When I saw that a new comic book by Sarah Andersen was about to be published, I had to take it on NetGalley of course!! I'm obviously still in love with her art, style and humour!! I kept recognizing myself and my friends and I loved that some strips were actually serious behind the seemingly light tone. I loved that it represented the odd, the weird, the awkward, but also the kindness and love behind it! So, still a fan! Hope there'll still be more in the future!
This one is for all the introverts, the lovers of cats, true crime and procrastination! Sarah Anderson has a way of making you feel so seen. I related to so many of these illustrations and it was so funny as well. I definitely recommend this one if you're looking for a good laugh.
I've long been a fan of Sarah Andersen and her scribbles, and Oddball is yet another heartwarming, hilarious, and hashtag relatable collection. The comics run the gamut from giggles to outright guffaws, with Andersen's instantly recognizable style. Just a delight from start to finish, and the only problem I can find is that there isn't more of it. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review!
Women and their love for true crime, cats, witches, introversion, and the... experience that has been 2020 are all topics that artist Sarah Andersen tackles in this collection of comics. I picked this book up because I recognized the artist from social media and wanted to read more of her work even though it's outside of my normal genres. I'm glad I picked it up because I really enjoyed it! It was a nice and quick read. Andersen's art style is simple but expressive, sticking to a black & white palette and using very little shading. I especially love the effect she does in some of her strips that make the cell look blurred. You really get a sense of the artist and who she is through her comics, as she seems to draw on topics that are personal to her. I found myself laughing out loud at her strips several times. Other times, I wondered if she drew a strip with me in mind! I should note though, I fall into the demographic that I think this artist is drawing to: young people who are at least somewhat familiar with Internet culture and memes. If you're outside of this demographic, the book might not be as relatable or as funny to you. That's the reason why I gave this collection four stars. I personally enjoyed it, but I think you have to have a specific sense of humour or frame of reference to 'get' the jokes. If I gave this book to older relatives of mine, or even younger kids, I don't think the jokes would land as effectively.
Sarah’s Scribbles always give me a good chuckle and this book was no exception! I love how relatable her comics are and they are so cute!
Sarah Andersen has such a distinct art style. Paired with her entertaining commentary, Oddball makes for a fast and fun read.
Adorable! Relatable! Very funny! Totally gets me! Five stars! Really, what is there to say? It's the cute comics from the internet, only a whole book of them. Some topical humor about the pandemic, a lot about introversion and the fandom experience.
Thanks Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review! I've heard of Sarah's Scribbles before but hadn't gotten around to reading any. I saw this was Read Now on Netgalley and took it as a sign to read it now. Well, this was ridiculously fun and relatable. As an introvert and lover of books and cute animals, pretty much every panel made me smile. I'll definitely be going back to read the rest of the series!
I love Sarah Andersen's cartoons! She is witty, funny, and quite relatable. All of her collections so far have brought me a lot of joy and 'Oddball' is no exception.
Okay these are always such a fun cute read. I feel now that I have cats I appreciate these even more. So I ended up having a really fun time with this one. I even found myself laughing out loud at a few of these. I can't wait to see what Sarah Andersen comes out with next. *I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.*
Why is this so relatable? WHY???? I follow Sarah on Facebook, so I've seen some of these comics on her page but who cares?! I loved this OK? So when is the 5th book coming out?
I am a big fan of all Sarah Anderson's work. Once again Sarah is relatable. She makes you feel not alone in being an oddball. It makes you that if the "scribbles" in this book are so relatable maybe we are not oddballs but people just living their lives. Very funny and enjoyable. I have a few people in my life that I will recommend this book to.
I received an ARC of this book thanks to NetGalley and publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is a brilliant collection of comics! I love Sarah's work and have been a long time fan, and this is a perfect selection to put together. The main themes are struggling with adulthood, being nerdy and weird, cats and other aspects of fandom. The art style is very cute, as are the comics themselves. It will definitely bring a smile to your face and would make a perfect gift for someone to brighten their day
When you read funny books, you seldom really laugh out loud. You might smile, chuckle, smirk, grin, maybe even give a soft laugh. But body-shaking laughter is not that common, if we're honest. This one had me laughing like I was hanging out with friends. The kind of laughter where it gets difficult to get back to normal. I love Andersen's work and have seen her comics on Twitter many times. She's a staple of our generation's humour, where we share our mutual weirdness, make fun of our pain and depilitating illnesses fondly, nerd around about niche stuff but also try to lift us up when our brains and flaws drag us down. It's not the type of humour where you punch down, it's a punch inwards, but in a self-aware and affectionate way. I saw myself in many of the comics, e.g. I'm also part goth and part cute sparkly princess. I love "dark" things, like true crime, spooky material, the occult, but I also love cute animals, prints, colourful clothes and glittery things. I'm also an introvert but an extrovert when surrounded by people I love. The list goes on. I also especially loved the comics about being friends with equally nerdy, creative and insecure people. I was constantly thinking of a friend and I'm absolutely going to share those comics with her because as Andersen expresses in one of the comics in this volume, sharing stuff you like is how you show love to your friends. :P I really love Andersen's work and I got by serotonin boost for the day! If you like funny, cute and cheeky introspective comics, then you'll love Oddball, too!
So enjoyed this book and had many laugh out loud moments. Sarah captures exactly what we think and are going through and I always relate to her books. I have a friend, that is also on Netgalley, and as soon as I see any of Sarah's books on here I immediately message her to let her know because she is a librarian and also a fan :)
I love everything by Sarah Andersen and this was no exception! While reading this collection I constantly found myself saying omg me!, it was like Sarah had read my mind and it was so fun to read about other people experiencing the same love of their friends and awkwardness in social situations. There were so many comics in here that I wanted to send to my friends since it reflected our own conversations. I also loved all the cat comics are they mirrored my own intense attachment to a furry death ball. As always the art style was simple but fun and relatable, able to reflect silly situations and intense feelings so easily. I read through this so quickly and can't wait for more! Thank you to netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a free advance copy for my unbiased opinion.
I’m a big fan of these personal slice-of-life style graphic novels and had heard rave reviews of Sarah Andersen’s previous works – but I’d never gotten around to picking up any myself. That will change now that I’ve read Oddball because it brought me SO MUCH JOY. It was so funny and relatable. Literally every page was an absolute delight to read. I felt seen in these panels in every sense - from my introversion to struggling with mental health all the way through to loving all things autumnal, cats and general fandom stuff. This book was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to check out the backlist.
I received this E-Arc From the publishing company through Netaglley all opinions are mine The newest installation in Sarah Anderson's comic collection is hilarious and relatable as usual. Sarah is a notable artist on Instagram and she posts cute and relatable comic panels. This collection is a fun addition that highlights everything from daily struggles of perfectionism, living as an artist and my favorite authors and book lovers interactions. This book would make an excellent gift to a friend, or a loved one. highly recommend it
Oddball is Sarah Andersen’s fourth Sarah’s Scribbles collection, though you won’t need to read the first three to enjoy this installment. As always, Andersen tackles topics such as the creative process, being an introvert, and, most importantly, cats. Some of the comics also brought up Millennial humor and as one, I felt rightfully called out. Honestly, whenever one of her comics comes across my feed I usually read it and think, “SAME.” Personal favorites for people to reference once the book is out: “I have a new boyfriend. He’s a real angel.” Every single comic about cats. Women’s bathroom line. “I’m the villain.” Some Authors I also really like Andersen’s art style. It’s minimalistic, but still distinct. Readers who already enjoy Andersen’s work will also be pleased with Oddball. It’s every bit as good as her other books, perhaps even better? The topics in her comics really resonate with me as an introvert, reader, and cat person. Anyone unfamiliar with Sarah’s work should check out one of her social media profiles to see if Andersen’s art style and sense of humor are a good fit for them.
Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I have read Sarah Andersen's previous Sarah Scribbles books and loved it. This one was not an exception. Once again her book is a fun, entertaining light read. I had previously seen some of the comics in here on her social media, but it was nice to see them again. If you are a millennial you probably will easily relate to most of the book. Check her social media to see if her comics are her style, but I definitely recommend Oddball.
In the age of social media, I think everyone has seen at least one of Sarah’s Scribbles. I enjoyed this collection so much. It touched on anxiety. Being an introvert. The love of cats. Being a proud member of Team Weird! It’s a quick and joy filled read.
This book was absolutely amazing! So many of the comics feel Ike your inner thoughts and feelings revealed. Others you read and all of a sudden realize this is a totally true experience defined! Loved every page of this book!
Hilarious as always! If you like any of the previous Sarah Andersen books, then you will like this one!
Oddball is a fantastic and relatable compilation of short comics from Sarah Andersen. This hilarious collection will make you smile and laugh aloud. I particularly loved the comics featuring witches and cats! Andersen captures powerful introvert moments and moods specific to the pandemic. It is short and sweet, making it the perfect compilation for anyone who is a fan of Andersen’s art. Andersen depicts moments relatable to introverts, cat lovers, witches, and provides reassurance that oddballs everywhere are not alone. Oddball releases November 30, 2021. Thank you to Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Netgalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am deeply concerned that this "Sarah Andersen" did not feel it appropriate or necessary to contact me before publishing a biography of me, personally and specifically, particularly if this author was going to include such detailed and accurate drawings of my daily life. That is the only explanation I can imagine as to why every single comic in this book made me go "AhahahahahOW." How else could anyone so exactly and hilariously capture how I am feeling all of the time? How does Sarah Andersen know that leggings turn me into a weirdo with elastic limbs? Or about my sporadic need to switch to FROLIC mode? Or what a beautiful perfect idiot my cat is?? Very spooky. But as this book will tell you, I love spooky. 5 stars, no notes, why am I misty-eyed about a four-panel comic featuring Medusa? A+
Another fantastic comic from Sarah! So relatable for myself (old millennial) and for my kids (Gen Z). We already purchased a hard copy and cannot wait for it to be released! Relatable fun for the introvert or a lover of an introvert also.
I've learned to love any and all books by Sarah Andersen! They're so relatable and hit a tad bit too close to home in ways I never thought I would experience. Her comics are funny, sad, and heartbreaking at different moments. They're a great escape from the real world and I would recommend them tremendously! * I received an eARC of this novel from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Prepare to laugh yourself silly with Sarah Andersen’s latest installment for her graphic novel collection ‘A Sarah Scribbles Collection’. I laughed so hard reading this graphic novel that there were times when I had to literally put it down and walk away to give my sides a chance to stop hurting! Funny, smart and so relatable, Sarah tackles a wide range of topics- anxiety, mental health, procrastination, Gen Z and Millennial, Tik Tok, aliens, the mystery of women’s bathroom queues and being a cat lover; just a small selection of the witty and candid observations by the author. My favourites have to be the explanation for why witches have black cats, aging millennial humour and women’s bathroom queues. The illustrations were brilliant (the facial expressions of the figures are so good!) and Sarah’s observations were right on point. Most of the stories within the book are on one page; so easy to flick through and to find something funny to suit your current mood! I can honestly say that I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. This graphic novel reminds me so much of the Farside Gallery graphic novels which I used to love reading when I was younger. Now I have to go and get my hands on the rest of Sarah’s collection!! We are all oddballs in our own quirky ways and Sarah’s Oddball taps into that perfectly! I’m definitely going to purchase Oddball (and get a copy for my sister who is obsessed with cats). The perfect book for your coffee table and one to share with your friends, family and fellow oddballs (also I am super excited to see what the sticker set looks like- got to love stickers!). Oddball will be published on the 30th November 2021. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC of one of the funniest books/graphic novels I have read in a long time.
I loveeee the comics Sarah makes. They are so relatable and always make me laugh! And the art is simple but shows exactly what she means.
Title - Oddball Author - Sarah Anderson Genre - Graphic Comic I have been a huge fan of Sarah Anderson and her comics since years and been picking up her collection since her book Sarah's Scribbles was launched. This is yet another collection of her already posted comics on social media and for anyone who loves her comics, this one is a must. Each comic is so relatable for my inner introvert that I just couldn't hold myself and contemplate deep into my life that there are others with traits similar to me. Must read for everyone out there.
I completely adored this! I have read all of her other books and the illustrations besides being cute and funny are relatable to me, I truly can see myself in all of the pages and this volume was no exception. Short and funny I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quick, hilarious read.
I really love Sarah Scribbles. I have been following her for ages and I can say that Oddball is definitely my favorite from her collection. Her comic collection are perfect for when you need to read something funny, charismatic, and want to have a good time. It’s a book perfect for introverts, cat lovers and the humor is amazing for all the millennials and Gen Z generations. Definitely a comfort read for me. Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange of an honest review.
I really love Sarah's Scribbles a lot, so I don't say this lightly: Oddball is 100%, hands down, no questions asked, my favorite Sarah's Scribbles collection so far. I laughed out loud through so much of this and am still giggling over a couple of the comics. I'm not sure this will have a ton of appeal for anyone who isn't a millennial or maybe Gen Z, because a lot of the humor is very millennial-specific, and as usual for Sarah's work, a lot of it is also specific to cat lovers, people with anxiety and depression, and introverts. Nobody who knows me is surprised to hear that I immensely related to every comic in this collection and it was, in a nutshell, completely perfect for me. ♥ Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review!
I have always been a fan of Sarah and none of her work disappoints. Oddball isn't an exception. I can't describe how much I adore this! It was really entertaining that I loved every single page of it. Definitely what I need for my stress reliever.
I enjoyed Oddball so incredibly much! It honestly was a near perfect read for me. First of all, the cover does a very good job of conveying what's inside - a lot of quirkiness and CAT content! Many of the comics were highly shareable and I found myself wanting to share essentially the entire book. There are reader quirks, cat lover quirks, life quirks! All the quirks! One of my favourite reads of the year. Make sure to find yourself a copy when this one comes out in November! Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
Oddball by Sarah Andersen is the newest collection of Andersen's signature 4 panel comics. Her quirky style combined with her goofy sense of self made for, as always, an entertaining read. I love her self-deprecating, but always spot on assessment of nerdy, bookish, and at times, introverted sense of pop culture. Deceptively simple drawings pare the story down to its barest elements and that's where Andersen really shines. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope future collections by Andersen will be coming in the future soon. Note: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I want to thank NetGalley and the Publisher to have given me the opportunity to read Oddball in ARC. I used to follow Sarah's work many years ago on Tapas (when it was still Tapastic). Checking Sarah's Scribbles for updates was a weekly traditions. It never failed to make laugh, make me think or both. Many years later, Sarah's work in her iconic Scribbles style still got it. I burst into laughs so many times that I lost count. And yet many times, I was left with a feeling of deep empathy and wholeness. It think it is amazing that Sarah is capable to talk about anxiety, self-loathing, integration, oppression, with a kindness and a lightheartedness that I could not help but leaving the book smiling. And to top it all this book is full of cats. And frogs. There are definitively lots of frogs. If you love Sarah's works this book hits the nail on the head. But especially if you do not know her yet, pick up this book when you have a chance. You will walk away smiling.
Sarah Andersen never disappoints! Her comics speak to my millennial, cat loving, book nerd, introverted soul. So many of these panels I found myself literally laughing out loud. Five stars, the perfect pick me up I needed for this week! I loved the fall themed panels and think this makes a perfect fall release.
This was the first thing I've read from Sarah Andersen and I LOVED IT! As a millennial introvert with nerdy hobbies and cats I am definitely the target audience for this book. Almost every page made me chuckle and I'm excited to read the rest of her books now!
I received an e-arc copy of Oddball through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have read all the previous volumes in the Sarah’s Scribbles series and I have loved every single one of them. This volume wasn’t any different, it made me laugh and chuckle in recognition. The stories were still very much on point and described me (and a lot of other millennials) very adequately!😃
Talk about super relatable stuff! I am a fan of Sarah Anderson's work and have always found it relatable and oh so funny. I can never look at a single page and feel out of it. Being a modern lazy ass person, it's so sweet to see things which I do. I'm weird too and now I know there is somebody waiting. Do follow her on instagram for always entertaining content
Review to come November 15th to blog/goodreads. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. I was so excited when I spotted this book up on Netgalley. OMG, more Sarah Scribbles, I need this so badly! I just love Sarah's works and I look forward to a new comic every time. Seeing them bundled makes me even happier. Like with all of these collections, most of the comics I already know. That is what you get for following the artist. XD But I don't mind rereading, in fact I greatly enjoyed seeing comics I know and love pop up in this book. And there were even a few that I apparently missed/haven't read yet, so that made me even happier. While reading I also shared plenty with my husband, who also loves Sarah's comics and also doesn't mind a few re-reads. In this comic collection, just like all of her collections, we see comics about mental health, intro/extraverts, about cats many many cats and all they have seen, about parties and friendship, about giving people love and compliments, expectations, and much more. I could relate to many of the comics and that is also what I so love about Sarah's comics, how relatable they are. Also, I will definitely do the same as her for 2022, get ready and set a fighting stance. XD I also so loved the two Medusa comics and would definitely vote to get more of those as they were so fun! Her art style is just wonderful, I really like it! All in all, I cannot wait for the next bundle and in the meantime I will read the comics on Twitter/other places if I see them pop up. I would recommend this book to all.
*I received an advance copy from NetGalley, however my opinions are my own* This book was hilarious and relatable! Sarah does an excellent job at capturing the experiences of being young person (Gen Zer) in your 20s. Each comic is hilarious and I love every comic strip she does.
I am so excited to read another Sarah’s Scribbles. Every page brings me LOL giggles and pure joy. She seems to capture everyday life, a woman’s thoughts, and the mishaps of loving a cat in every little square illustration. This addition to her collection meets all expectations.
It is physically impossible not to love a Sarah Andersen book, I swear. I don't know of a single comic artist who is more relatable - who so fully and wholly understands internet culture, introverts, and pet parents - that is out here creating content. Plus, this collection features some newer comics of hers about how the pandemic has affected all of us, including one about how we may wish our brains would stay calm and stable through all of this but in reality we're all just screaming to ourselves on the inside. Too real, man, too real. Plus, as always, there are a lot of little life lesson / advice bits sprinkled in among the comics; a lot of pages that just encourage us all to be kind to each other. Truly a delightful addition to her series of books, and I can't wait to get a physical copy to add to my bookshelf next to all her others!
Amazing. Just like every other Sarah Andersen comic. Short little comics that are very relatable about being an oddball and finding others that like and appreciate your uniqueness.
I've been smiling from beginning to end. As an anxious, introverted, clumsy person and cat owner; I feel so identified with the stories. I always enjoy reading her comics. From one oddball to other, thank you. Thanks to NetGalley, Sarah Andersen and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.