Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes
You know how, since the dawn of humanity, great philosophers and poets have dedicated their entire lives to exploring concepts like love, life itself, logic, and sorrow? Well, those great philosophers and poets are dead now, so I win. — Shen"You know how, since the dawn of humanity, great philosophers and poets have dedicated their entire lives to exploring concepts like love, life itself, logic, and sorrow? Well, those great philosophers and poets are dead now, so I win." — Shen Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes is your fully illustrated guide to the hyper-conflicted, tragicomic feelings of our age. Featuring the resilient, shaggy-haired Shen, this debut collection of Owlturd Comix is a tale of triumph and survival — of getting your ass kicked by sleep deprivation and student loans, but never losing hope. Most of all, it's an amusing, instructive journey through a vast array of emotions, including those best explained with dudes who are buff. 

Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes Details

TitleEmotions Explained with Buff Dudes
Author
ReleaseOct 16th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781449486938
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics

Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes Review

  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix is not at all what I was expecting. I thought I was going to be reading a book that literally explained different emotions with hilarious-looking buff dudes. That is not what this book is. Instead, it is a rather amusing book filled with comics about a completely non-buff dude who fights the good fight against a life that seems determined to beat him down. I think I would have preferred to consume this in smaller doses instead of the one fell s Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix is not at all what I was expecting. I thought I was going to be reading a book that literally explained different emotions with hilarious-looking buff dudes. That is not what this book is. Instead, it is a rather amusing book filled with comics about a completely non-buff dude who fights the good fight against a life that seems determined to beat him down. I think I would have preferred to consume this in smaller doses instead of the one fell swoop that I did; a daily dose would be plenty for me. But I'm pretty sure just about everyone will find at least a few pages that hit home. There are a lot of common truths to be found in these pages.3.5 stars rounded up to 4.Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with a DRC of this book which is available for sale now.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This little book is very funny and also quite relatable. Sometimes life truly is like some of the moments described in this book. Apparently the author has an Instagram where he posts updates so I'm just going to follow him there to see more of his work and to laugh some more. This book is a really funny read and would also make a perfect gift for someone.
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  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    January 1, 1970
    This was just so good! I had the best time reading this one, and it's too bad it's such a fast read. I could read an entire encyclopedia of these little cartoons! They're incredibly relatable and funny. My favorite ones would perhaps be the Personality A and B type cartoons which are pretty accurate xD the whole book will take you probably only a half an hour or so to read, but you will probably be coming back to read it again and again. Something that should definitely be on your shelf, if you This was just so good! I had the best time reading this one, and it's too bad it's such a fast read. I could read an entire encyclopedia of these little cartoons! They're incredibly relatable and funny. My favorite ones would perhaps be the Personality A and B type cartoons which are pretty accurate xD the whole book will take you probably only a half an hour or so to read, but you will probably be coming back to read it again and again. Something that should definitely be on your shelf, if you like cartoons like Sarah's Scribbles or The Oatmeal and similar stuff.
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  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    If you're a follower of Owlturd Comix, you've probably already read some (or maybe all) of these like I have, but don't let that stop you, because Andrew's comics are totally worth rereading, and having them all in a collection like this is lovely. If you're new to his comics, they're all basically about life and how difficult it can be, especially when you have anxiety! I relate so much to practically every single comic in this book, honestly, and sometimes, you just need someone who gets it to If you're a follower of Owlturd Comix, you've probably already read some (or maybe all) of these like I have, but don't let that stop you, because Andrew's comics are totally worth rereading, and having them all in a collection like this is lovely. If you're new to his comics, they're all basically about life and how difficult it can be, especially when you have anxiety! I relate so much to practically every single comic in this book, honestly, and sometimes, you just need someone who gets it to playfully poke fun at the messy parts of your brain.Oh, and, uh... end morning culture.Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  • MissBecka
    January 1, 1970
    A big shout out to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this advanced copy.This tiny book is packed with giggles.I don't think I have laughed so hard and so much at a picture book is ages!This is certainly geared towards adults and is awesome!!!Filled with so many weird and depressing things we deal with everyday, but delivered with such a fun tone that I can't wait to tell all my friends about it.Wait I just did...friends.
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    From the back cover: "Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes is your fully illustrated guide to the hyper-conflicted, tragicomic feelings of our age." I couldn't agree more. I've seen a handful of these sprinkled across the internet and they always get a laugh out of me, it's great to see more young illustrators publishing their collections of their work because their comics are all too relatable. The fatalism is a strong with this one.*Thanks NetGalley and Andrews McMeel for the review copy.*
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  • Alja Katuin
    January 1, 1970
    An exeptionally fun and light way of explaining the daily struggles of most people. I'd totally let my kids read this and feel a little bit more confident about them maybe talking to me about this? I don't have kids though, but I connect with these comics as well. It's nice to see them drawn out as logically as that and to be able to basically point towards one of the comics and say '' I feel like that today.'' I love Owlturd comix. <3
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  • Isaiah
    January 1, 1970
    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews.I got an ARC of this book.I have seen bits of pieces of comics by Tsyaston before, rarely would I see the whole thing when it came to the longer pieces about life. I appreciated that the topics were often very emotional and very series, while still being something I could relate to. Who doesn't like a physical manifestation of emotions? That is one of my favorite things in comics and graphic novels. Using buff dudes to explain emotions, especially bi To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews.I got an ARC of this book.I have seen bits of pieces of comics by Tsyaston before, rarely would I see the whole thing when it came to the longer pieces about life. I appreciated that the topics were often very emotional and very series, while still being something I could relate to. Who doesn't like a physical manifestation of emotions? That is one of my favorite things in comics and graphic novels. Using buff dudes to explain emotions, especially big emotions was amusing. This collection of some of his comics was exactly what I needed to read. It was very much about feeling feelings and what they feel like. There were a few about things like toxic masculinity that made me laugh out loud, because it was approached in this unique way: bath bombs for men. That was hands down my favorite comic. Some of the comics I had seen recently as memes, like the plant "watering" the main character with cheeseburgers. I have not ever gone out of my way to find the comics, but it appears that there may be some overlap if you are a fan, which is common with a collection from a webcomic. There was a great deal of comics I hadn't seen though, which was awesome. I'm glad it wasn't just all the most popular comics that have been turned into memes and/or posted on meme sites. This is the sort of book that I would buy for a friend when they were having a hard time or for a friend that has a lot of emotions because it makes things seem less big, because it acknowledges how big emotions really can be and how painful in a way that is really simple to understand. 
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  • mahana ✧
    January 1, 1970
    ARC kindly provided by Andrew McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes is a short graphic novel about the woes of millennial life. Tsyaston discusses debt, pessimism, societal expectations, etc. in a humorous way where you relate to the tragedy happening before your eyes, but you have to laugh. Normally, I find that many comic collections fail to make me laugh or some are funny and the rest just fall flat. However, this graphic novel had me laughin ARC kindly provided by Andrew McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes is a short graphic novel about the woes of millennial life. Tsyaston discusses debt, pessimism, societal expectations, etc. in a humorous way where you relate to the tragedy happening before your eyes, but you have to laugh. Normally, I find that many comic collections fail to make me laugh or some are funny and the rest just fall flat. However, this graphic novel had me laughing on every single page. It helped that I could relate to most of the struggles of the narrator, and I'm sure anyone alive in this age can. There was one that stuck out to me, though. There's a comic where the embodiment of the Internet is shoving it in the narrator's face that there are other people who are out there doing amazing things and he won't ever be the same. I don't know why, but that just struck a chord with me.I've seen that the author has an Instagram page so I will definitely be checking that out because I found his type of humour hilarious. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this. It's comedic while also making a statement about our current times. I'm sure you'll find something to make you laugh out loud on one of these pages.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    It's no secret how much I love Shen Comix. They're my daily dose of giggles but, more than that, I love how poignant a lot of them are. If you're a human being with thoughts and emotions, perhaps with a pinch of anxiety, you'll see yourself in a lot of what Shen does. That's why I was so excited to support this collection!It's true that there's nothing necessarily new in here, but it does collect some of my favorite Shen pieces all in one place. If you're new to these, you'll get to meet charact It's no secret how much I love Shen Comix. They're my daily dose of giggles but, more than that, I love how poignant a lot of them are. If you're a human being with thoughts and emotions, perhaps with a pinch of anxiety, you'll see yourself in a lot of what Shen does. That's why I was so excited to support this collection!It's true that there's nothing necessarily new in here, but it does collect some of my favorite Shen pieces all in one place. If you're new to these, you'll get to meet characters like Type A and Type B personality and our lovely friend LIFE. Ha! I actually envy you if you're new to these comics. I guarantee you'll quickly find yourself in love with Shen's totally honest, yet somehow adorable, takes on our day to day lives. There's not much else to say, other than that you should buy this! It's an excellent way to support an artist who gives us so much joy and brutal self-reflection.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This is another case of, if you read this comic on the Internet, you might want to have a printed collection, and if you haven't, then you might want to have a collection, to read it all in one shot. The jokes are humorous, though not fall off your chair so. Here are two examples, below.It is a good collection. Some of the "jokes' are more sad than funny, which is sort of how humor is.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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  • Shruti Ramanujam
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes is...exactly what it says it's about. It's a set of comics on life itself by Andrew Tsyaston, the person behind Owlturd Comix and Shen Comix. The main character in Tsyaston's comics is Shen. I've been following Shen and his antics for a long time now. He's the kind of fictional character you can't help but relate to.He stays up til I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes is...exactly what it says it's about. It's a set of comics on life itself by Andrew Tsyaston, the person behind Owlturd Comix and Shen Comix. The main character in Tsyaston's comics is Shen. I've been following Shen and his antics for a long time now. He's the kind of fictional character you can't help but relate to.He stays up till the wee hours of dawn, has student loans, and a huge Netflix addiction. That's like 75% of the human population right there. Every comic in this book is painfully relatable and has been beautifully created.Read this book if you like graphic novels about day to day experiences. You can finish it in under 2 hours and snap out of any reading slump you may be in. This book will make you snort with laughter and relate to every single comic in it.
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  • (ZanyAnomaly) Sai Ram
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.I've always loved webcomics and Owlturd Comix is definitely one of my favorite webcomic creators! I had so much fun laughing aloud and shouting "RELATE" while reading through this one!I WANT MORE BOOKS PLEASE!Definitely a book to check out :3
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  • Bunny
    January 1, 1970
    Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.Shen comics are your typical Tumblr fare, making jokes about life events and mental health. They're well drawn and almost never fail to make me laugh. There's nothing that perks up your morning like reading a comic where LIFE is a massively roid raged character who wakes you up with a studded baseball bat. But along with the humor based on life problems, Andrew comes up with actual sweet adorableness, and those are sprinkled throu Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.Shen comics are your typical Tumblr fare, making jokes about life events and mental health. They're well drawn and almost never fail to make me laugh. There's nothing that perks up your morning like reading a comic where LIFE is a massively roid raged character who wakes you up with a studded baseball bat. But along with the humor based on life problems, Andrew comes up with actual sweet adorableness, and those are sprinkled through the book like tiny rays of hope, and I LOVE IT.
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  • Carrie Templeton
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, yes, yes, yes! This was a quick but totally on the nose read for me. So many relatable ideas in one place. Emotions are hard, but they’re fun to read about when there are buff dudes around.
  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    *****OUT NOW*****Find me: Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | SpotifyA copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I‘ve been a follower of Andrew, also known as Shen, on social media (Twitter and Tumblr) for a while. So I was really thrilled when I saw that his first comic book was up on NetGalley.The Art:While I can’t say that it’s cute or amazing, I do think it has a certain appeal to it. I really appreciate that it was colored. I especially like the green one which I *****OUT NOW*****Find me: Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | SpotifyA copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I‘ve been a follower of Andrew, also known as Shen, on social media (Twitter and Tumblr) for a while. So I was really thrilled when I saw that his first comic book was up on NetGalley.The Art:While I can’t say that it’s cute or amazing, I do think it has a certain appeal to it. I really appreciate that it was colored. I especially like the green one which I suppose is a potato. A really cute potato.Source: shencomix.comThe Story:The topic of this comics is mostly life and it’s very relatable and funny.source: shencomix instagramIt was also, at times, inspirational.source: shencomix instagramHowever, there were also times when the joke fell flat or I couldn’t get the punch line.Overall, this was very entertaining. If you’re looking for a funny and relatable read that you can finish in one sitting, read this.Bonus:Here’s my favorite part.P.S. I only included those that were already posted by Shen on social media so as not to spoil the rest of the book. Review can also be found on my blog.
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  • Norah
    January 1, 1970
    This book contains a collection of little comics that you're most likely familiar with if you frequent sites like Tumblr, Pinterest and co. I had already seen some of these, but a lot were actually new for me. And practically all are very relatable. They tell the struggles of being introvert, having anxiety or just everyday adult life issues. The art style is quirky and the idea of explaining everything with buff dudes is hilarious and you just wanna say: Yep, that's how it is to a lot of these This book contains a collection of little comics that you're most likely familiar with if you frequent sites like Tumblr, Pinterest and co. I had already seen some of these, but a lot were actually new for me. And practically all are very relatable. They tell the struggles of being introvert, having anxiety or just everyday adult life issues. The art style is quirky and the idea of explaining everything with buff dudes is hilarious and you just wanna say: Yep, that's how it is to a lot of these little comics.Also: #endmorningculture!If you like to see your thoughts and struggles reflected in a fun way definitely check these out.
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  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Eeep! I just love Owlturd/Shen/Andrew's comics. I have been reading them for quite some time, and I am delighted that he is finally getting a book filled with them.This one didn't contain anything new, at least not that I could see, but I didn't mind. It has been some time ago since I read them, and while they are vaguely in my mind, I still laughed, still nodded along, still agreed.This one is all about life. Life punching you I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Eeep! I just love Owlturd/Shen/Andrew's comics. I have been reading them for quite some time, and I am delighted that he is finally getting a book filled with them.This one didn't contain anything new, at least not that I could see, but I didn't mind. It has been some time ago since I read them, and while they are vaguely in my mind, I still laughed, still nodded along, still agreed.This one is all about life. Life punching you in the face when you least expect it, Life with all his buffness. But also about logic and emotion (who should you fear more?), about surviving, about sleep deprived moments, about coffee.The comics are generally one page, but there are a few that are 2 pages or longer.I definitely agree with showing life/emotions with the use of buff guys, because seriously, life deals out some heavy punches, and those can only be done by some big buff guys.Shen/Owlturd/Andrew's art is just fabulous, his style is fun.All in all, I would highly recommend this one to everyone, perfect for people who never heard of this artist and his fans.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku
    January 1, 1970
    Emotions Explained by Buff Dudes is a fun and light way to begin a dialogue about emotions and what it means to be human. The internal feelings and experiences we have are manifested in a physical form. They are pitted against our protagonist who is just trying to cope with life, as we all are. I love these physical manifestations of feelings, personalities, and other intangibles. It's easy to see my own experiences wrapped up on this page. And that is a talent! It's hard to take something tangi Emotions Explained by Buff Dudes is a fun and light way to begin a dialogue about emotions and what it means to be human. The internal feelings and experiences we have are manifested in a physical form. They are pitted against our protagonist who is just trying to cope with life, as we all are. I love these physical manifestations of feelings, personalities, and other intangibles. It's easy to see my own experiences wrapped up on this page. And that is a talent! It's hard to take something tangible and make it real.On a personal level, I wish Tsyaston had labeled his comics so I could understand his own connection to these comics a bit more -- does he see this comic as sadness? Depression? What of his experiences are being tied into this space? Because of this lack of Tsyaston's perspective, I only had my own experiences to apply to these comics. While some are brilliantly clear and I could deeply relate to them, others felt just like silly memes. In the end, Emotions Explained by Buff Dudes is a great collection of comics. It will make you laugh and feel some strong feels. It will make emotions and intangible experiences feel less big and overwhelming. After all, emotions are complicated and painful to unpack and understand. Put into comic form, they are shockingly simple to understand.
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  • Nalibooks
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you! The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I could definitely relate to these! Cheating internet with sleep? Coffee (tea in my case...) before life attacks you in the morning? NOUP. Sharing your hopes and dreams? NOUP. Crushed! The book is about real issues, real feelings and things some people should be aware of (and being aware would lead to them treating others better... like knowing of us really really late birds), but it doe Thank you! The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I could definitely relate to these! Cheating internet with sleep? Coffee (tea in my case...) before life attacks you in the morning? NOUP. Sharing your hopes and dreams? NOUP. Crushed! The book is about real issues, real feelings and things some people should be aware of (and being aware would lead to them treating others better... like knowing of us really really late birds), but it doesnt do it in a too serious way. It made me laugh and feel like I'm not alone with these things. It follows the path Sarah's scribbles started but does it in its own way and managed to surprise me pleasantly many times. I had to show couple pages to my colleague and we now this one is on the list to be ordered when its officially published! Not only patrons of the library will enjoy this but I know it will be a huge hit among the staff.
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  • Emmy
    January 1, 1970
    As always, Tsyaston manages to perfectly illustrate the highs and lows of 20 to 30-something life. From student loans to insecurities, and competitiveness to having your ass handed to you by life, this is a perfect, relatable read for most millennials. Sort of like Sarah's Scribbles, but written by a guy. A lot of fun, and a super-quick read.
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  • Cassandra
    January 1, 1970
    This is one stunning collection of loud of loud/ cry internally jokes! I found the comics to be completely relatable, and beautifully illustrated. I certainly couldn't draw that good. This will be my new go to book for gifting to anyone whos having a bad day. Pure coffee inducing, life crushing, anxiety-fighting, too real to be anything but funny gold. We need more of this! Keep it coming! Write more! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a digital copy of this book in exchange This is one stunning collection of loud of loud/ cry internally jokes! I found the comics to be completely relatable, and beautifully illustrated. I certainly couldn't draw that good. This will be my new go to book for gifting to anyone whos having a bad day. Pure coffee inducing, life crushing, anxiety-fighting, too real to be anything but funny gold. We need more of this! Keep it coming! Write more! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I truly appreciate it!
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  • Yaiza
    January 1, 1970
    Una colección de viñetas de humor ácido. La mayoría son graciosas y me han gustado pero no tienen mucha cohesión entre sí, parece que sean viñetas que se han publicado por separado y más tarde compilado en un tomo.
  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    *netgalley review*I could relate to every comic on the book. It was so hilarious. In the book there is a guy who wants to be happy and he fights against life however it tries to let him down. We all sometime feel like that guy on the book, don't we? Seeing that formed in a book really made me laugh and liked Andrew Tsyaston's imagination. Recommend it.
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  • Bubble B
    January 1, 1970
    This made me very happy.. I've missed Shen. The non-regular updates on Instagram were not enough.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes is full of comics from Owlturd Comix (aka Andrew Tsyaston). I’m sure you can find most, if not all of these comics on his website and Instagram, but it’s a lot of fun having them all together like this. Plus buying the book would support his art, which means he can make more, which sounds pretty great, right? I’ve seen some of the Owlturd comics I received a copy of Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes is full of comics from Owlturd Comix (aka Andrew Tsyaston). I’m sure you can find most, if not all of these comics on his website and Instagram, but it’s a lot of fun having them all together like this. Plus buying the book would support his art, which means he can make more, which sounds pretty great, right? I’ve seen some of the Owlturd comics around online, but I’ve never read this many of them at once. I have to admit that I found the experience highly enjoyable. It also made me realize that I wasn’t following the artist on social media – something I felt compelled to fix right away. This is a highly endearing and relatable series of comics. Tsyaston uses comic moments, like a personification of life, to show the hardships many face in day to day life. While the comics are sarcasm or have heavier subjects, the tone is still overall very light and welcoming. There are so many of these comics, that I’m sure that there’s one for everybody to fall in love with. While I enjoyed every comic included, there were a couple that I was particularly fond of. I imagine that’ll be the same for everyone else as well. Sometimes you really can find a comic that resonates with you.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Emotions Explained With Buff DudesAuthor: Andrew TsyastonGenre: Fiction, Comics, Art, Humor, Millennial,Plot: Once we reach adulthood in this day and age, everything is overwhelmingly overwhelming and many of us have a hard time coping with the realities of life on our own. Mondays suck, our job is grudgingly completed each day and someone forgot to buy milk this week. Coffee is our best friend and no one has a name for that weird emotion we're feeling right now.But there is light at the Title: Emotions Explained With Buff DudesAuthor: Andrew TsyastonGenre: Fiction, Comics, Art, Humor, Millennial,Plot: Once we reach adulthood in this day and age, everything is overwhelmingly overwhelming and many of us have a hard time coping with the realities of life on our own. Mondays suck, our job is grudgingly completed each day and someone forgot to buy milk this week. Coffee is our best friend and no one has a name for that weird emotion we're feeling right now.But there is light at the end of the tunnel and along the way, little spots of humor and stress relief which help us get to the end goal. Enter this humorous and colorful outlook on life and emotions depicted as buff dudes who rule the life of the skinny protagonist. We'll all find something in here which we can clearly relate to.Likes/Dislikes: I love reading these comics online whenever they show up in my feed so finding a whole book of them in one place was a treat. I'm thinking of buying a copy for my husband. Loved this book.Rating: PG-13 and up, mainly for content (adult life but pretty clean all things considered).Date Review Written: August 27th, 2018I received a copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley. I wasn't required to write a positive review and the opinions expressed in the above review are my own.
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  • Tori (alwaysbookphoenix) Kisamore
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as a free eARC from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have always loved Owlturd Comix so I was pretty excited to pick this up. Unfortunately, I apparently like them so much that I have already seen half of this book on the internet through the Owlturd Comix social media. But I have to give credit to the Type A/Type B comics. They are by far my favorite of this book. As a Type A, they describe how I am so competitive, it's hilarious to me! And I I received this book as a free eARC from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have always loved Owlturd Comix so I was pretty excited to pick this up. Unfortunately, I apparently like them so much that I have already seen half of this book on the internet through the Owlturd Comix social media. But I have to give credit to the Type A/Type B comics. They are by far my favorite of this book. As a Type A, they describe how I am so competitive, it's hilarious to me! And I do appreciate the look on depression and anxiety as well. The Internet has been a fantastic outlet for comics to post their comics depicting mental illness and Owlturd Comix is one of the best. I often send these comics to friends and they are ones I have continuously saved on my phone to look back when I need a good laugh. So putting them into a book will be good for a collection for the non-Internet masses.
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  • Paul Franco
    January 1, 1970
    An unconventionally drawn comic strip that’s more the thinking kind of humor than strictly LOL. For example, there’s a great one on how life gets better when you lower your standards. And speaking of that character, it’s not good when Life is the antagonist.Some faves:“Never again” was too poignant.I love the Godzilla boop.Pessimism is the new “Why are you hitting yourself?”The internet does not like being cheated on.Gee, I wonder if this author has student loans!Emotion is scarier than logic. I An unconventionally drawn comic strip that’s more the thinking kind of humor than strictly LOL. For example, there’s a great one on how life gets better when you lower your standards. And speaking of that character, it’s not good when Life is the antagonist.Some faves:“Never again” was too poignant.I love the Godzilla boop.Pessimism is the new “Why are you hitting yourself?”The internet does not like being cheated on.Gee, I wonder if this author has student loans!Emotion is scarier than logic. I’ve always said that too.Brains, looks, or skinny?Cup ramen is cute as well as patient.Told you spiders were asses.The art is simpler than most comic strips. The main character looks about eight years old. Neither of those facts is a bad thing here.3.5 pushed up to 4/5
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  • Lindsay from TrulyBooked
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this for free in exchange for an honest review.I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this, but the results were surprisingly heartfelt. If you're having a tough time, this is a good book to keep you moving forward. It definitely won't fix your issues magically, nothing really does that, but it will at least give you the feeling that you aren't alone in your struggles. I want to print off every page of this book and just plaster it around my workplace, it's applicable to al I received a copy of this for free in exchange for an honest review.I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this, but the results were surprisingly heartfelt. If you're having a tough time, this is a good book to keep you moving forward. It definitely won't fix your issues magically, nothing really does that, but it will at least give you the feeling that you aren't alone in your struggles. I want to print off every page of this book and just plaster it around my workplace, it's applicable to almost everyone.It's simple, but that simplicity makes it easier to relate to and more effective overall. I highly recommend it.For more reviews like this, check out Truly Booked.
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