Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3)
Sarah's Scribbles,  Goodreads Choice Award for 2016:  Best Graphic Novels & Comics". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "--The Huffington PostSarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. 

Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) Details

TitleHerding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3)
Author
ReleaseMar 27th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781449489786
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Humor, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics

Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) Review

  • Nat
    January 1, 1970
    These collections of comic strips by Sarah Andersen always magically appear in my life just in time to cheer me out of a foul mood. They're short and entertaining enough (for my attention span at the time) to successfully take my mind of things and feel a proper sense of relief. And I'm beyond grateful, as always. With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen’s third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of a These collections of comic strips by Sarah Andersen always magically appear in my life just in time to cheer me out of a foul mood. They're short and entertaining enough (for my attention span at the time) to successfully take my mind of things and feel a proper sense of relief. And I'm beyond grateful, as always. With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen’s third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope.In the previous collection, Big Mushy Happy Lump, I really appreciated the short essays that appeared towards the end of the book, so I was ecstatic to see them make a return with this newest publication. As a result, I leaned more towards the comics that touched upon more deep and substantial topics, such as the 2016 election in America, double standards, feminism, etc. instead of the many #trying to be relatable comics.Speaking of which, here are some of those favorites:I felt this on a personal level. It always brings to mind my favorite response: "Don't applaud a fish for swimming."@ Ilana Glazer from Broad City.This fits perfectly in my mind with the quote by Wayne W. Dyer: “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.” This, funnily enough, brought to mind this scene from The In-Laws.I think that's a pretty bright note to end my review on for Herding Cats. As always, I'm excited to see what's in store next for Sarah Andersen.3.5/5 stars Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Herding Cats, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission! This review and more can be found on my blog.
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  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    January 1, 1970
    I love Sarah Andersen. She depicts an introvert's life perfectly. I've read the previous two comics in this series, and I hope she keeps them coming in the years to come. In the meantime, I'll settle for her facebook page. *I thank Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    January 1, 1970
    „Change is possible, but more importantly, no one should be stopping the many creative kids who have things to say and pictures to paint.”How can you be that relatable, so creative and such a good person? I love Sarah Anderson and (all of) her comics.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Sarah Andersen returns with another Sarah’s Scribbles book - and unfortunately it’s one too many. Looking for a series of trite, lazy, uninspired and unfunny observations, cascading one after another likes waves of diarrhea? Herding Cats is for you! The book is jam-packed with way too many vacuous strips about how much Sarah: loves cats and dogs, likes Halloween, is anxious in general, hates but can’t avoid procrastinating, hates periods, and thinks the internet is a out-of-control dumpster fire Sarah Andersen returns with another Sarah’s Scribbles book - and unfortunately it’s one too many. Looking for a series of trite, lazy, uninspired and unfunny observations, cascading one after another likes waves of diarrhea? Herding Cats is for you! The book is jam-packed with way too many vacuous strips about how much Sarah: loves cats and dogs, likes Halloween, is anxious in general, hates but can’t avoid procrastinating, hates periods, and thinks the internet is a out-of-control dumpster fire. There are also strips about not being a morning person, having bad posture, not liking winter for being cold, and enjoying cutting wrapping paper with scissors(!?). Her previous two books were amusing but Andersen’s gone back to well too many times now for it to still be entertaining. She really needs to come up with some new ideas because everything here is stale, repetitive, witless and formulaic. She tries something slightly different at the end by including a vapid and uninspiring longer-form guide for budding artists which amounts to her telling them to ignore everyone and keep trying - it’s just more obvious, unoriginal crap. Sarah Andersen’s first couple books are fun and worth a look but all Herding Cats shows is that she can only do the same thing for so long before her schtick becomes tedious and played out. A collection of inane, worthless and boring strips about nothing.
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  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    January 1, 1970
    If you're friends with me on any sort of personal social media account, you probably already know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Sarah's Scribbles. While I adore webcomics from all sorts of artists and sources, Sarah's are some of the few comics that can, without fail, always make me laugh out loud, smile, or even just go, "Yep, been there." This collection is probably my favorite so far. I just about died laughing over some of the comics, while others had me nodding vigorously and biti If you're friends with me on any sort of personal social media account, you probably already know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Sarah's Scribbles. While I adore webcomics from all sorts of artists and sources, Sarah's are some of the few comics that can, without fail, always make me laugh out loud, smile, or even just go, "Yep, been there." This collection is probably my favorite so far. I just about died laughing over some of the comics, while others had me nodding vigorously and biting my tongue to keep from waking up the house with my cries of, "PREACH, GIRL!"One of the best things about this collection is, at the end, there's a section of 20-ish pages where Sarah offers some advice for aspiring artists. She delves into a bit of how toxic the internet culture has become, especially for content creators, many of whom live in constant fear of criticism, unkindness, and downright harassment. Her words are inspirational, smarmy, and fun, and totally reinforced why I love Sarah Andersen so damn much.Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  •  Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThis is why I love being a book blogger - getting early access to books written by my favorite authors before they're available to the general public. I was reading over my review for BIG MUSHY HAPPY LUMP, which I received as an ARC in early 2017, and I was bemoaning the wait-time between books. Sarah Andersen gets what it's like to be a moody, anxious, cat-loving, people-avoiding artist, and her hilarious comics reflect the nail-biting int Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThis is why I love being a book blogger - getting early access to books written by my favorite authors before they're available to the general public. I was reading over my review for BIG MUSHY HAPPY LUMP, which I received as an ARC in early 2017, and I was bemoaning the wait-time between books. Sarah Andersen gets what it's like to be a moody, anxious, cat-loving, people-avoiding artist, and her hilarious comics reflect the nail-biting introvert's mindset to a T (speaking as a nail-biting introvert, myself).One of the things I love about these books is how they appear to be developing and growing more mature along with the artist. ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH was funny, but it was also very immature. BIG MUSHY HAPPY LUMP dealt with more serious concepts, with a greater focus on internal mindsets.HERDING CATS takes that next leap, with emphasis on cats and pets, the struggle of being creative in an age of internet trolldom, and what it's like being a shy person in an increasingly exhibitionistic world. I really enjoyed HERDING CATS, not just because of the adorable cat drawings (although that didn't hurt), but because of how it made me laugh in solidarity, the way Allie Brosh does, and also because of the very thoughtful guide in the back about dealing with criticism and sharing art.This is a great addition to the Sarah's Scribbles series, and I'm already counting down the days until the next one comes out.Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy! 4.5 stars
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  • Sara M. Abudahab
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely LOVE IT!! Sarah Andersen never fails to make me laugh! Herding Cats is hilarious and full of positive energy and actually made me laugh out loud many times (it has been a while since a book made me do that). I was afraid that it won't be as good as her first two books, but I might actually like this one even more because of her personal touch and the bits of advice to young artists at the end.It simply made my day :)I highly recommend reading this from Netgalley <3
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  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE Sarah's drawings. They're always SO relatable and often make me laugh out loud. This instalment was a little different to the first of Sarah's books that I've read, because it includes a little self-help guide for artists towards the end of the book. There's more text than usual, accompanied by her illustrations, but this section only takes up 20 pages or so. If you haven't picked up Sarah's books or haven't checked out her drawings online, YOU HAVE TO. THEY'RE SO GREAT! Especially for in I LOVE Sarah's drawings. They're always SO relatable and often make me laugh out loud. This instalment was a little different to the first of Sarah's books that I've read, because it includes a little self-help guide for artists towards the end of the book. There's more text than usual, accompanied by her illustrations, but this section only takes up 20 pages or so. If you haven't picked up Sarah's books or haven't checked out her drawings online, YOU HAVE TO. THEY'RE SO GREAT! Especially for introverts, anxious people and cat and dog lovers!
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the other two books in this series and was thrilled to see Sarah's latest up on Netgalley. The first half was more enjoyable for me as it had her trademark relatable, quirky, life happenings depicted in humorous comics. The latter half was more Sarah giving advice to aspiring artists. Overall, another fun installment in this series, and I am grateful I was able to spend some time with Sarah and her drawings. Thank you to Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Netgalley, for the I enjoyed the other two books in this series and was thrilled to see Sarah's latest up on Netgalley. The first half was more enjoyable for me as it had her trademark relatable, quirky, life happenings depicted in humorous comics. The latter half was more Sarah giving advice to aspiring artists. Overall, another fun installment in this series, and I am grateful I was able to spend some time with Sarah and her drawings. Thank you to Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Netgalley, for the opportunity to review an early copy.
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  • Flor
    January 1, 1970
    Me considero fan de la autora!!! ❤La primera parte me encantó, en la segunda decae al haber pocas viñetas y mucho texto, pero deja un mensaje tan lindo que no puedo quejarme. 😍A lo largo de todo el libro se tocan temas muy interesantes como el machismo, la violencia, la ansiedad y el stress de la vida cotidiana, el fin del mundo, los desastres naturales, el odio que abunda en internet, entre otros. OJO!! Siempre con mucho humor, sino sería tristísimo 😂😂Específicamente la segunda parte, está dir Me considero fan de la autora!!! ❤️La primera parte me encantó, en la segunda decae al haber pocas viñetas y mucho texto, pero deja un mensaje tan lindo que no puedo quejarme. 😍A lo largo de todo el libro se tocan temas muy interesantes como el machismo, la violencia, la ansiedad y el stress de la vida cotidiana, el fin del mundo, los desastres naturales, el odio que abunda en internet, entre otros. OJO!! Siempre con mucho humor, sino sería tristísimo 😂😂Específicamente la segunda parte, está dirigida a artistas principiantes, que temen exponer sus obras o trabajos en internet o en el mundo exterior por miedo a la crítica. A pesar de dirigirse a un público muy concreto, a todos en la vida nos critican y la autora explica que esto no es malo, sino que nos ayuda a mejorar y a esforzarnos más para conseguir nuestras metas, así que a luchar!!! Siento que es un mensaje de ánimo muy positivo y lo comparto totalmente. 💪🏻😊Una de mis viñetas preferidas: ⬇️⬇️⬇️Pude leer este libro antes de su publicación gracias a NetGalley. #HerdingCats #NetGalley
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