Man, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced BearsMan, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced Bears by Jim Benton
My rating: 3/5 cats
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this book is by that dude that drew all those mean/sarcastic bunnies that seemed to pop up everywhere during my late adolescence:

i have a pillow he designed, and i discovered this book while looking for a replacement for it because this:

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is unacceptable.

alas, i could not find one.

the book, though, i totally found, and it’s a fun collection of his artwork/humor. he’s blessed with a capability to draw in a wide range of styles, none of which look like those bunnies.

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there are also instances where he seems to be channeling/referencing other artists, but that might just be my untrained art eyes.

this reminds me of jeffrey brown’s star wars stuff:

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this is as round and cute as liz climo:

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this one reminds me a little of matt groening

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and this is basically just a new yorker cartoon:

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most of it is good—he’s got this silly, irreverent, sometimes sick humor that appeals to me:

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although this one was a bit of a departure from his typically snarky tone, with its attempt to hit the awwwww:

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instead of the ewwwww:

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but i guess everyone needs a family circus moment…

this one is probably my favorite:

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although this one is also a contender, because it reminds me so much of interactions on a booksite so dear to my heart:

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i just like the…oddness of his mind.

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especially when i can totally attest to the accuracy of his situations:

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all i know is that lately, i have been team sloth:

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and this helped give me the giggles i needed so very much. thanks for the laffs, jim benton! now send me a new pillow, please!

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