Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
author: Matthew Diffee
average rating: 3.17
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/05/27
date added: 2015/05/27
'Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart, Attractive People' is a collection of comics and humor by Matthew Diffee. His previous collections supposedly feature rejected cartoons from The New Yorker.
The book is collected into sections for smart, attractive lumberjacks, or pet owners, or people who use utensils, and so forth. Each section begins with a sort of stand up monologue to introduce the section. Then there follows some one panel cartoons revolving around this subject. There are little silhouette asides on some of the pages with humorous comments.
The panel comics are a bit strange but mostly humorous. The comic asides are meant to be humorous, but they fell a bit flat. The introductions to the sections were mostly vaguely humorous. Like I said they felt like an attempt at a stand up routine. Some worked better than others, but they ended up feeling like filler until the cartoons could begin. I ended up wanting more of the comics, and less of everything else. Perhaps I'm neither smart enough, nor attractive enough to appreciate this collection. Perhaps you will be.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Scribner and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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