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Mini Netgalley Reviews – Everything Is OK, Cryptid Club, and One Cup At A Time

I received an e-arc of each of these books from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Everything Is OK

by Debbie Tung

Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022

Everything is OK is a lovely graphic novel exploring depression and anxiety in a young woman. The story is a little cliche if you've read memoirs or graphic novels about mental health problems or diagnosis before, but as its the author's own story it doesn't bother me. The art was lovely, largely in monochrome gray-blue, with splashes of colorful panels for emphasis, and very well executed.

Cryptid Club

by Sarah Andersen

Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022

Cryptid Club is a great example of Sarah Anderson's style of comic writing, so if you like any of their other books, you'll probably enjoy this one. Cryptid Club explores awkward relationships and social anxiety through the lens of different famous cryptid (for which Sarah provides a helpful glossary for anyone unfamiliar with the stories behind them). The art is lovely, with dark and standout full colors.

One Cup at a Time

by Matt Tarpley

Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022

One Cup at a Time is the first collection I've read by by Matt Tarpley. It reminds me of other Andrews Mcmeel published collections - in the vein of Sarah Anderson etc. Its cute, and the art is a fun style, but the story felt a little boring / bland, with a general "self-care" or "instagram" type of aesthetic / vibe. Fun, fast, read overall though.

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