Strange Planet
I feel more attractive.Honestly, you are.It’s the star damage.I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE.Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants, including milestones such as:The Emergence DayBeing Gains a SiblingThe Being Family Attains a BeastThe Formal Education of a BeingCelebration of Special DaysBeing Begins a VocationThe Beings at HomeHealth Status of a BeingThe Hobbies of a BeingThe Extended Family of the BeingThe Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet RotateWith dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, this book offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own.

Strange Planet Details

TitleStrange Planet
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 19th, 2019
PublisherMorrow Gift
ISBN-139780062970701
Rating
GenreHumor, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction

Strange Planet Review

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    January 1, 1970
    i loved this so much! i don't follow the original instagram for these alien comics, but a lot of people i follow tend to repost them on their story. in some ways this reminded me of everyone's an aliebn when you're an aliebn too, which is one of my favorite books of all time! though this one definitely leaned more on the humor side of things. this is such a fun and quick little read. if you're looking for a little mood booster, i'd recommend checking this out!
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  • Shelli
    January 1, 1970
    This will be a firm stack of paper with pictures that you can acquire in exchange for currency. I am digesting moths just contemplating its impending arrival.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    The comics I’ve read before had me smiling. The new ones made me giggle, especially new terms that I had not seen before, like two-wheel foot pusher (bicycle) and dying plants (flowers) that you put into the death cylinder (vase). I greatly enjoy how these comics make you reevaluate what we say as humans and how sometimes even our normal sayings are funny, but they become extra funny when translated into alien. And then the last comic!! Curious development.
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  • Hannah Galler
    January 1, 1970
    One of the many perks of working in a library is when things are ordered that you didn't know existed! So much delight in one little book!
  • Eunice Moral
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhhh this books is just the cutest and most clever!!! I love it so muchhhhh!
  • Jason Bushnell
    January 1, 1970
    I love these little comics, and was impressed by how many new (and expanded-upon) comics were included. Very funny, as always. I love these little comics, and was impressed by how many new (and expanded-upon) comics were included. Very funny, as always. 😆
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  • Monique
    January 1, 1970
    These comics are hilarious and I love all of them! I really don’t have to explain this I think: if you know them you know how great they are and if you don’t you, you really need to do an insta search for Strange Planet and prepare to spend hours chuckling.
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  • Jerry Yoakum
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable observations.
  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    I'm going to pre-order this because the daily Strange Planet comics are a highlight of my day, I just love them so much. <3
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I love these comics. They are hilarious. Quite a few of them made me laugh out loud and we're very relatable. I just love these big eyes aliens. I have been following the artist from the beginning and have enjoyed all of the work he has posted. So I could not resist getting this book, which does contain a lot of new comics that have not been posted on social media.Overall this is a great collection and I really recommend it if you like to observe these beings.
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  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    Perhaps the most relatable book I’ve read all year.
  • Oswego Public Library District
    January 1, 1970
    What began as a social media sensation is now a book, and what a gem it is. For those who are unfamiliar, Strange Planet features a group of aliens who venture into adulthood, into friendship, into nature, and through the general everyday monotony of life. These beloved creatures provide a series of observations about the odd customs of the world in an exceedingly clever way while remaining utterly relatable. Not only do they use inventive phraseology to describe common events, but they have What began as a social media sensation is now a book, and what a gem it is. For those who are unfamiliar, Strange Planet features a group of aliens who venture into adulthood, into friendship, into nature, and through the general everyday monotony of life. These beloved creatures provide a series of observations about the odd customs of the world in an exceedingly clever way while remaining utterly relatable. Not only do they use inventive phraseology to describe common events, but they have ingenious names for everyday objects, like “vast dough circle” for pizza and “star damage limiter” for sunscreen. The distinctive art style has a limited but effective color palette. Emotion is conveyed through the expressive alien eyes, and the actions of these adorable creatures promise to bring smiles and laughs all the while. For those who follow the comics on social media, there are many familiar comics here. But never fear, because there are plenty of new ones too, and all of them are hilarious. Endearing, funny, unique, this is a great book for new and old fans alike. -ADClick here to place a hold: Strange Planet .Sarah Andersen is another popular social media sensation whose comics have been made into books. Check out her latest, Herding Cats .
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    Give this all the stars, obviously.What began as a social media sensation is now a book, and what a gem it is. For those who are unfamiliar, Strange Planet features a group of aliens who venture into adulthood, into friendship, into nature, and through the general everyday monotony of life. These beloved creatures provide a series of observations about the odd customs of the world in an exceedingly clever way while remaining utterly relatable. Not only do they use inventive phraseology to Give this all the stars, obviously.What began as a social media sensation is now a book, and what a gem it is. For those who are unfamiliar, Strange Planet features a group of aliens who venture into adulthood, into friendship, into nature, and through the general everyday monotony of life. These beloved creatures provide a series of observations about the odd customs of the world in an exceedingly clever way while remaining utterly relatable. Not only do they use inventive phraseology to describe common events, but they have ingenious names for everyday objects, like “vast dough circle” for pizza and “star damage limiter” for sunscreen. The distinctive art style has a limited but effective color palette. Emotion is conveyed through the expressive alien eyes, and the actions of these adorable creatures promise to bring smiles and laughs all the while. For those who follow the comics on social media, there are many familiar comics here. But never fear, because there are plenty of new ones too, and all of them are hilarious. Endearing, funny, unique, this is a great book for new and old fans alike.
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    I've been enjoying these comics since they appeared online around February or March, following via FB and Instagram. Now, with the promise of a book with additional comics, the beings of Strange Planet can really share their observations about our strange customs and habits with more of the world. The childhood/parenting section didn't contain many new comics that amused me, and I was a little worried because I purchased the book as a gift for my cousin. But the friendship section really I've been enjoying these comics since they appeared online around February or March, following via FB and Instagram. Now, with the promise of a book with additional comics, the beings of Strange Planet can really share their observations about our strange customs and habits with more of the world. The childhood/parenting section didn't contain many new comics that amused me, and I was a little worried because I purchased the book as a gift for my cousin. But the friendship section really improved, and Pyle gave the volume a strong end with several delightfully amusing new comics in the adulthood section. How about that twist ending?Something that confuses me is that the aliens don't appear to be wearing clothes or shoes (other than times when they wear caps/hats, scarves, socks). So are they barefoot in the many comics where their feet are shown, but the foot is a formless appendage with no toes? (view spoiler)[In two of the comics, we see that the barefoot aliens have two long toes...so what is being worn in the comics where we see the aliens' feet and there are no toes? (hide spoiler)]I enjoy these comics and will continue following the aliens' adventures!
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  • blake
    January 1, 1970
    It's a simple premise for a series of gags and one that has been done many times in the past, probably going back to '50s scifi if not further, but never so sweetly and charmingly: Reframe ordinary, everyday things in a context as if aliens were looking at them. So babies become "young beings" and a heart with an arrow through it is a "vital organ being critically wounded", and so on.But rather than treat these things coldly or hostilely (which is the usual form of this joke, see "The It's a simple premise for a series of gags and one that has been done many times in the past, probably going back to '50s scifi if not further, but never so sweetly and charmingly: Reframe ordinary, everyday things in a context as if aliens were looking at them. So babies become "young beings" and a heart with an arrow through it is a "vital organ being critically wounded", and so on.But rather than treat these things coldly or hostilely (which is the usual form of this joke, see "The Coneheads"), Nathan Pyle's alien beings have the same emotional reactions humans do, even as they phrasing things in an odd way. In a sometimes overwhelmingly misanthropic world, it's a breath of fresh air.The art is crude but communicates wonderfully, and Pyle manages to bring different dimensions to the joke which sustains it longer than you might think possible. You can visit the author's website or instagram to visually consume his two-dimensional representations, but I felt exchanging pieces of paper for them was beneficial.
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  • Santiago
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't know anything about the author nor his instagram page until a few weeks ago, when a friend of mine shared one of Nathan W. Pyle drawings on Instagram, it was a little funny and also a little sad, but I didn't engage and i just kept doing whatever it is we do when we are on instagram. The next day, I was shopping for gifts on Book Depository when this book appeared out of the blue or should I say, out of the algorithm, but anyways it reminded me of my friend so I decided to buy it for I didn't know anything about the author nor his instagram page until a few weeks ago, when a friend of mine shared one of Nathan W. Pyle drawings on Instagram, it was a little funny and also a little sad, but I didn't engage and i just kept doing whatever it is we do when we are on instagram. The next day, I was shopping for gifts on Book Depository when this book appeared out of the blue or should I say, out of the algorithm, but anyways it reminded me of my friend so I decided to buy it for him as a gift. The book arrived today, so I thought "okay, I read a little just to know what's up with this Strange Planet guy". I finished the book an hour ago and I am enchanted, it is an amazing not a trascendental but a simple, cozy, sad and funny experience. I hope my friend likes it as much as I did.If I should describe this book to anyone, I would describe it as a peppermint tea on a hangover sunday morning.
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  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    OMG these are such funny cartoons! I was new to Pyle's work, but now I'm following him on Instagram and loving every new cartoon. These aliens describe what they see and do and experience on Earth, in very scientific unemotional observational terms, and it is freaking hilarious as you realize what idioms we normally would use for the same phrases and experiences. I loved the helpful glossary in the back: sunglasses are "personal stardimmers" ; you'll want to use "star damage limiter" (sunscreen) OMG these are such funny cartoons! I was new to Pyle's work, but now I'm following him on Instagram and loving every new cartoon. These aliens describe what they see and do and experience on Earth, in very scientific unemotional observational terms, and it is freaking hilarious as you realize what idioms we normally would use for the same phrases and experiences. I loved the helpful glossary in the back: sunglasses are "personal stardimmers" ; you'll want to use "star damage limiter" (sunscreen) to avoid "star damage" (sunburn). A "two-wheel foot pusher" is of course, a bicycle. Vacuuming is "Rollsucking the foot fabric," naturally. Going to the dentist: "I'm here to scrape your mouth stones. Have you been forcing string?" Bwahahaha! The same conversation I have with my dentist all the time! There are so many laugh-out-loud phrases for situations in these cartoons that I want to memorize and use myself.
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  • Rach
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes you see something and you know you just have to own it because its mere existence in your life will bring immense joy. This book was one of those things for me.Endearing, funny, and adorable, Pyle captivated me at first through the instagram where many of these comics were originally posted. Holding them tangibly in my hand is surreal, not to mention the many comics that are only in this book to explore. I’m glad to support an independent artist I like and be able to have this to make Sometimes you see something and you know you just have to own it because its mere existence in your life will bring immense joy. This book was one of those things for me.Endearing, funny, and adorable, Pyle captivated me at first through the instagram where many of these comics were originally posted. Holding them tangibly in my hand is surreal, not to mention the many comics that are only in this book to explore. I’m glad to support an independent artist I like and be able to have this to make me smile.I will come back to read this again when I want to feel the good feelings. For the good feelings are guaranteed.
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  • No One
    January 1, 1970
    I have given the book top rating due to the enjoyment I felt observing the bookI’ve been trying to write a review for 5 minutes that makes sense and doesn’t resemble the language of the aliens in the book but it’s so difficult not to speak or type like that so this review will probably be very weird to read.Anyway...This comic book was glorious I’m a huge fan of Strange Planet Instagram it’s so cute and funny and the book version will make the perfect gift and coffee table book. There are new I have given the book top rating due to the enjoyment I felt observing the bookI’ve been trying to write a review for 5 minutes that makes sense and doesn’t resemble the language of the aliens in the book but it’s so difficult not to speak or type like that so this review will probably be very weird to read.Anyway...This comic book was glorious I’m a huge fan of Strange Planet Instagram it’s so cute and funny and the book version will make the perfect gift and coffee table book. There are new comics never seen before on Instagram as well as some old favourites. It was so fun to read and now I’m probably going to speak like Strange Planet for the rest of the day.
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  • Emily K
    January 1, 1970
    This is a comic book that shows aliens doing and saying things that humans commonly do, but in a way that shows how silly some of our customs are.I love the comics; they are hilarious and relatable, pointing out the humor in everyday things. I took away a star only because I was disappointed that there weren't more comics that aren't already available for viewing on the Instagram account. However, for how inexpensive the book is, I would say that it's still worth this price. This would make for This is a comic book that shows aliens doing and saying things that humans commonly do, but in a way that shows how silly some of our customs are.I love the comics; they are hilarious and relatable, pointing out the humor in everyday things. I took away a star only because I was disappointed that there weren't more comics that aren't already available for viewing on the Instagram account. However, for how inexpensive the book is, I would say that it's still worth this price. This would make for a good gift or coffee-table read.
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  • Pam Shelton-Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    I became a fan of this very funny and quirky cartoon author on Facebook and was really excited to get the book. I was not disappointed. These cartoons make me smile and can cheer even a dark day. I have often wanted to harm my melody machine and can relate to the sentiments in the drive-thru of a fast food place. Now I need to don my personal star dimmer and go observe nature. Thank you, Nathan Pyle for brightening my day.
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  • Eden The Book Rider
    January 1, 1970
    A truly amazing book, I feel like this is how I should speak from now on !This easy read simply makes you realise how weird we actually are, and I love it for that... hiding our emotions, trusting people according to their clothes, watching horror movies to feel deliciously frightened, enjoy the sensation of near death in a rollercoaster...Humans actually do not make much more sense than aliens, do they ?
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  • Nadinastiti
    January 1, 1970
    Forever g r a t i t u d e that Book Depository offers the pre-order shipped to Indonesia. My mouth always make the low curve whenever I see the comic. When I talk about this comic to friends, they often refer it as “the one with aliens who speak like robots”. And they are not wrong. But honestly, I never think that way. I just love the wordplay but never consider them as alien nor robot. Am I alien? Am I robot?15/10 would recommend. Forever ✨ g r a t i t u d e ✨ that Book Depository offers the pre-order shipped to Indonesia. My mouth always make the low curve whenever I see the comic. When I talk about this comic to friends, they often refer it as “the one with aliens who speak like robots”. And they are not wrong. But honestly, I never think that way. I just love the wordplay but never consider them as alien nor robot. Am I alien? Am I robot?15/10 would recommend.
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  • Kyle Berk
    January 1, 1970
    Strange Planet is a wonderful collection of comics. If you don't know about the little strips (appearing on Instagram and Reddit) it takes real world things and through these blue people dryly comments on the absurdity that is human life. It's quick, charming, and funny the entire war through. It's one of the few non school things I've brought myself to read at the current moment and it's well worth anybody's time.5 stars.
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  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    I have been following these comic strips on the internet and was delighted when the book came out. These are strips about alien type beings on a planet similar to our own. I love the use of Mr. Pyle's language and perspective. This book is a delight from cover to cover and I hope another will be published soon!
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    I follow Nathan on Instagram and love these comics. I thought for sure I would have read most of the book because I see his daily postings. I was so so so wrong though! I knew some of the comics and many of them are what made me fall in love with these comics, but most of the book are even funnier comics I’ve never seen before.
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  • Kyle Barrett
    January 1, 1970
    I grew up reading a lot of comic strips. Garfield, Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, etc. It's something I always kind of thought of as an art form of the past, but I'm so glad Nathan Pyle has proved me wrong. The word play is absolutely hilarious, and the observations of the little blue aliens are very relatable. A super fun read and I hope we see many more of these in the future
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  • Britt
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a delight and it made me laugh out loud multiple times. I love these comics and the unique slant they bring. Innocent humor and a different perspective on the world we live in. My brother introduced me to these a year or so ago, and we routinely chuckle over various offerings. The book came out yesterday and Amazon delivered promptly! Love this book.
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  • Ryan Lackey
    January 1, 1970
    Great collection of comicsI’ve followed this series on twitter and instagram as they were posted. The concept (cute, oddly phrased aliens exploring daily life on earth or something) is endearing and each comic is at least good and often great. The book only has 5% new content, if that, but they are still great comics and worth buying to support the author.
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  • Patrice
    January 1, 1970
    I have followed Strange Planet on IG since early days and it’s my favorite comic of all time. I looked forward to the book with great anticipation and it did not disappoint! I laughed so hard I had to read it in stages, rather than all at once, to avoid the risk of hypoxia. :-D Highly recommended!
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