COMIC REVIEWS 2019 #1 // GIANT DAYS, I HATE FAIRYLAND, SNOTGIRL

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with some comic reviews because I haven’t written any for months but I have read a bunch so far this year and wanted to talk about them since they’re all so different!

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I HATE FAIRYLAND

book book books I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After   I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life   I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good Girl   I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 4: Sadly Never After

So, if there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that this comic series is my favourite of all time and if you ever read anything that I recommend I would really hope that this is what you would pick up!

This comic series is written and illustrated by my favourite comic author of all time – Skottie Young! He draws in a really simplistic way and uses a really bright and “happy” colouring style which I love, especially because his art style hardly ever matches his content, which always makes me laugh!

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You can find my mini reviews for each volume here: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 & Vol 4

This series is SO much fun! The characters are absolutely brutal and very tired (did I just describe the characters or myself?) which is such a hilarious combination, especially combined with such a “happy” art-style!

The series also follows an adventure/quest style format which is really cool because that’s my favourite trope in comics and of course, the art style is perfect for all the characters because there are witches, ogres and even little mushroom police, there’s no shortage of interesting characters which is perfect for the quest format of the series!

Also, there’s a little dragon and I LOVE HIM! ❤❤❤

SNOTGIRL

book bookbook  book book book book book Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don't Care

TW: Cheating, Toxic friendships, Queer-baiting

I had SUCH high expectations for this comic, and maybe that was the whole problem, but I don’t think so. I wasn’t a big fan of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels by the artist but I wanted to try something else by the same author.

I thought this comic was going to be a really interesting look behind the screen for influencers and I really thought it would give some interest and comment on reality vs. screen image. BUT, while it did give a look behind the influencer, the rest of the story was a mess and I don’t think it tackled any of the issues I wanted it to, very well at all.

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The art style is really refreshing and the colouring is fantastic but, this entire comic is a MESS. There’s a weird murder mystery plot, there’s queerbaiting and the main character is a legitimate dirtbag – she has an intern that she takes advantage of and does not pay and she just in general, takes advantage of the people around her. I’ll be honest, if I met this person irl I would block her out of my life asap.

GIANT DAYS

book book bookGiant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)   Giant Days, Vol. 2 (Giant Days, #2)   Giant Days, Vol. 3 (Giant Days, #3)   Giant Days, Vol. 4 (Giant Days, #4) 

book book book Giant Days, Vol. 5 (Giant Days, #5)    Giant Days, Vol. 6 (Giant Days, #6)    Giant Days, Vol. 7 (Giant Days, #7)   Giant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8)

This series is a bit longer than the other two but a lot of fun! I actually didn’t enjoy volume 1 when I read it last year but my favourite librarian was reading the series and recommended it so of course, I decided to give it a second try! Turns out I actually love this series so much and would even consider purchasing the other comics in the series, which is a hefty statement since comics are so pricey!

The art style is a pretty simplistic, mellow art style but that makes it a really easy quick read, especially since there really isn’t all that much dialogue! There is also a decent amount of College drama which can be pretty relatable if you’re also going through the same thing!

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You can find my mini reviews for each volume here: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6, Vol 7, Vol 8

Giant Days is a really fun series with a really great cast of characters! I got all the character pretty confused in the first volume both times I read them but, as the series progresses it gets so so much better and I definitely think it’s worth reading the first 3 comics in the series to get a feel for whether you like the characters and the plot!

  • Susan – I relate most to her – she’s hardworking and she’s a total pessimist but loves her friends.
  • Esther – Your classic Goth Queen.
  • Daisy – Your Classic Home-Schooled, Naive Sunshine and Daisies Flowers Character and I LOVE HER.
  • Ed – Ed is one of my favourite characters and I wish he got more “screen time” in this series.
  • McGraw – I love HIM and he loves woodwork. McGraw is the type of character I wish we would get more of in media he’s a total feminist and he loves the women in his life but he still does “manly” stuff and he has a moustache which is disturbing but, I  love him so I’ll let it pass.

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