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It’s with enormous pleasure that I bring you Sarah Anderson’s Zine Sarah’s Scribbles . For a mere 10 dollars you can own a small collection of the comics from Sarah’s similarly named webcomic. If you’re unfamiliar with her Sarah’s comics follow Sarah and her bunny companion as they tackle an anxiety riddled attempt at adulthood. This is a great gift for fans of Julia Wertz and Jeffery Brown.
Welcome back! I hope those of your in cubicle hell are having an easy time coming back to work after the insanity that is Thanksgiving. If not Savage Chickens feels your pain. For those of you lost in the land of Holiday shopping perhaps the Savage Chickens book might please someone on your list. It’s got 65 previously unreleased comics for your feathery enjoyment.
In case your Monday is going anything like mine, here’s a reminder that no one knows what they’re doing and we’re all making this tap dance up as we go along. It’s ok webcomics like Anything About Nothing are here to ease your pain.
This comic has pretty much haunted me since I saw it. Cat Call by Ursa shows better than any other comic I’ve seen what it’s like to grow up female in the world. While I’ve seen many comics that explain how cat calls make you feel it’s hard to make men understand the cumulative effect of them. How it changes the way you approach the world.
Foul Language by Brian Gordan is one of my favorite sunday paper style webcomics. It deals with the day to day issues of this whole pretending we’re adults thing in refreshing way. This weeks comic in particular rang all my little feminist nerdy bells. Happy Monday!
Robot Hugs has been one of my favorites for a while now. When it started it was just you’re usual webcomic adorableness but somewhere along the way Robot Hugs became an advocate for mental health, feminism and queer issues and I couldn’t be happier. Today’s comic about Mental Health Harm Reduction advocates for something I rarely see in the mental health community, the understanding that our bad coping skills are still coping skills. Comics like this have become the norm on Robot Hugs which had lead to mean situations where I’m attempting to explain something like the reason many men don’t notice street harassment and all I want to do is go “Here why don’t you read this comic.” It will be faster and we’ll both hate each other less at the end.
RH’s commentary is concise and on the mark. They do a better job of explaining the nuances of these issues that I ever could in a Facebook debate. I have long thought that comics are a great educational tool. Especially when they’re actually entertaining the way RH is. Not every comic deals with serious issues, I’d say for every long form awareness raising comic there’s an adorable cat or relationship comic. I find the subject matter to be pretty balanced between the serious and the not-so serious which really is a pretty accurate representation of life at times.
If you’re looking for a new webcomic to add to your RSS feed Robot Hugs should be at the top of that list.