Allie Brosh uses the Paint program on her computer to illustrate the absurdities of her life in the most exquisitely hilarious book I've ever read.
I absolutely love it. First off, I’m a big fan of simplicity (example: the Pigeon books). It amazes me how much artists are able to convey with so little drawing.
But this particular medium makes images amusing in a totally unique way, transforming an already-funny story into a roll-on-the-floor laughing cartoon.
Allie actually spends four hours on each drawing to get it exactly right, so the characters have a perfect expression on every page.
If the humor isn’t enough to hook you, Allie Brosh is also a mental illness awareness advocate. Several stories illustrate the difficulties of depression. I am also a depression survivor, and I can testify that everything she says about it is spot on.
So, if you want to learn more about depression and laugh at the same time – without feeling weird about laughing at depression – I highly recommend this book.
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