Thursday, 1 June 2017

Book Review: M.K Brown: Stranger Than Life: 1970 - 2013 Cartoons And Comics

Stranger Than Life

This may contain spoilers

Author: M.K Brown.
Title: Stranger than life: 1970 – 2013 cartoons and comics.
Genre: Comics & graphic novels, publishers, fantagraphics, comics, graphic novels,.

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review I got a email from Serena Agusto-cox because l signed up for poeticbook tours newsletter.

First of all l would like to say a big thank you to M.K Brown for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it. I would like to say a big thank you to Serena Agusto-cox for taking the time to email me.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.

I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

This is the first graphic novel l have read.

I highly recommend this book.

This book has 248 pages and 10 chapters in it.

Synopsis: M.K brown is one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades – or, ever, take your pick – and her body of work has long been savored by aficionados but never comprehensively collected – until now stranger than life is the first retro – spective of brown's cartoons and comics from their original appearances in the national lampoon, mother Jones, the new yorker, playboy, and other magazines and underground comics.

M.K Brown's comics stories satirize suburban anxiety and post – modern ennui by the sheer force of her gentle but piquant, off – kilter observations, along with her slightly pixilated but winsome characters, all of which are perfectly captured in her restless pen line and delicate jewel – tone water colors.

In these pages: read instructions for the uses of glue, making a pair of pants, home of auto repair, coping with chainsaw massacres, and jackknifing your big rig. “ another true – life pretty face in the field of medicine” introduces Virginia spears NgodAjtu who ( with a bit of a name change) would go on to star in “ Dr, Janice N!godatu,” Brown's series of animated shorts that appeared on the Tracy Ullman show alongside the first incarnation of the Simpsons. Plus, enjoy aliens, old people, pilgrims, mermen, monitor lizards, tiny floating muggers, and other weirdos in M.K Brown's side – splitting gag cartoons.

Reviews by other people:
M.K Brown turns the orderly world we think we all live in upside – down, shakes up our perceptions of normality – then hands everything back to us profoundly altered in some way only our subconscious mind truly understands. - Bill Griffith, from his introduction.

What you are holding is a work of rare talent. M.K Brown is the Irene Dunne (do google) of the print world. Hard core fans can, at last, rejoice. First time readers will witness true comic enchantment. So come along children, let us follow and see where this divine woman takes us this time. - Brian McConnachie.

M.K Brown is a uniquely innovative artist. Her work is on a level that no other cartoonist even remotely approaches. - Sam Gross.

Review: when l was reading this book I would put some essential oils in my humidifier and put the lights on my humidifier on and chill on my bed listening to magic or spotify or something on television or netflix. Sometimes l light a candle when l am reading this book. It is good to chill reading a good book when you are not well or in pain. I reviewed this book on goodreads, my blog and amazon UK and US. I also took a picture of this book and shared it on Instagram that l made just for pictures of my books it is called donnareviewsbooks. I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. It did not take me long to read this book. I really liked the pictures in this book and l could not stop laughing at the stories in this book. I have never read a graphic novel before but l am glad l read this one and l plan to read more because of this book. I got this book in paperback. I would happily read this book again and again. I really like the pictures and l wish l could draw like the author. I would like to read more from this author. I wish this book did not finish because it was so good and funny. I was sad to finish reading it. I was hooked on this book after reading the first few pages. I can not put in to words how great and funny this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great and funny it really is. If l was not sent this book for free l would have bought it.

About this book: I really like this book cover and the drawings on the front and back cover and l like that the writings is in red and black because it stands out more.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars l rated it.

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