by Sarah Andersen
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Pub Date 20 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 20 Sep 2022
Do you hate social gatherings? Dodge cameras? Enjoy staying up just a little too late at night? You might have more in common with your local cryptid than you think! Enter the world of Cryptid Club, a look inside the adventures of elusive creatures ranging from Mothman to the Loch Ness Monster. This humorous new series celebrates the unique qualities that make cryptids so desperately sought after by mankind (to no avail). After all, it's what makes us different that also makes us beautiful.
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In a word: adorable.
This collection of mini comics about cryptids is sweet and darling, and I loved it. A quick, funny red, I loved so many of these comics I want to frame and share almost every page.
I feel like there has been a wave of Cryptid books being published lately, and since I have yet to be disappointed, I hope there are even more to come!
Grade a adorable cryptid fun. How do you pick this up and not find joy in its pages? I picked this up at the end of a long, miserable day and it filled my heart for sure. Do yourself a a favor and keep this book on hand when you need a smile from Nessie, a Bigfoot, Slenderman, or even a chupacabra.
Really, really adorable. I love Andersen's drawing style and sense of humor. These comics are funny, they're cute, they're everything you want for a light hearted pick up me on a bad day. I will certainly be pre ordering a copy of this book!
Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a sending me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Review to come September 8th to blog/goodreads.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
Meet the Cryptic Club! Bigfoot, Ghosts, Extra-terrestrials, Kraken, Siren, Mothman, and many other cryptids make up the comics in this book! I was so hyped that Sarah Andersen was bundling these comics from Twitter/online to a physical format! It was high on the list of books to read in September but then in July I got the chance to read the book from Netgalley! Imagine how hyped I was to get to read it early! Eep!
I have been following this comic from some time, though with how Twitter worked I didn't always get to see the comics. So this book was a combination of new and old comics. Did I mind re-reading the comics I already read? No, not at all! In fact, some just got better because now you got some extra context and it just made me laugh or cheer for characters.
I loved that we didn't just get cryptids that are well known (I mean, Bigfoot, Nessie or Mothman are pretty well known), but also some that I didn't know directly. Like Siren Head, or Fresno Nightcrawlers, or Flatwoods Monster. I loved reading about all the cryptids and loved how some of the stories overlapped or had a continuation later on. I loved seeing the cryptids become friends. Well, most of them become friends, the extra-terrestrials don't often connect with the other cryptids. Instead we read about their cow-loving overlord, about how their planet is now called Uranus (and I laughed at the reaction of the aliens to that). I had fun seeing what the cryptids got up to. From parties to flirting to having conversations about feelings and anxiety to Bigfoot trying to get over being photographed and trying to get that one perfect picture to jackalope not knowing who his true parentage is to Slenderman and his suits. There is plenty of more and there is never a dull moment. Oh no. This book will make you laugh, laugh even harder, and cheer for these wonderful characters. Sarah Andersen made cryptids so so fun and made them more human, more alive.
I was definitely shipping Siren and Siren Head. That was so cute! And we have an established couple, namely the ghosts. Who even get a doggo. I loved seeing these two together they are so cute.
I also loved that at times we saw humans. See them try to photograph Nessie or Bigfoot, see their reaction to cryptids, and more.
The art was Sarah Andersen perfect again! I love her style!
I will definitely be checking out more about the Flatwoods Monster and Siren Head! I need to get more deets on these two cryptids.
All in all, do you need a funny book about cryptids? Do you like cryptids and want to read about them? Be sure to check out this book! And as for me? I cannot wait to see what is next for Sarah Andersen!
Loved this book! Short little scenes with a variety of cryptids. Fantastic illustrations and "laugh out loud" funny. Highly recommend you pick this up. It will brighten any day!!!
I'm absolutely obsessed.
Cryptid Club was just what the doctor ordered - silly folklore creatures doing silly things and bringing a smile to my face. I LOVED this. I've been a huge fan of Sarah Andersen for years and love her other graphic novels (Fang is wonderful!) so I was very excited to pick this up.
I can absolutely see myself recommending this to my audience, and I already have a few friends in mind who definitely need to pick up copies. Not to mention, I need a copy for my shelves because it's so cute. I loved this collection of comics and hope there's a sequel or more in the future for the cryptid club!
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with a copy for an honest review!
More like a compilation for the Halloween lovers, it's perfect for someone who's all Halloween inside.
I say, if you don't know the references the comic is making, I'm 90 percent sure you won't laugh your a off while reading this one.
Thank you, Andrews McMeel, for the advance reading copy.
Sarah is my queen. Whatever she comes out with, I am here for it.
This compilation is pure entertainment and I laughed the entire time (after forgetting what's laughing for jokes for an entire month or so 🤦). Thank you, Sarah, for always rescuing me with your work. It means a lot. Your sense of humour works like charm.
Love the cute, dark artwork. Already waiting for the next book!
Ok. Seriously adorable. Monsters were never so inviting and how Sarah Andersen presents them. Mothman may just be my favorite being, and I really don't like moths.... The graphics were fun, colorful, and did well taking known, usually terrifying creatures, and adapting them to her style while staying true to their characters yet adorable. I really enjoy this author's other graphic novels, and this one definitely carries the trademark easy and relatable humor.
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