Man, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced Bears by Jim Benton
My rating: 3/5 cats
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:
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.
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:
this is as round and cute as liz climo:
this one reminds me a little of matt groening
and this is basically just a new yorker cartoon:
most of it is good—he’s got this silly, irreverent, sometimes sick humor that appeals to me:
although this one was a bit of a departure from his typically snarky tone, with its attempt to hit the awwwww:
instead of the ewwwww:
but i guess everyone needs a family circus moment…
this one is probably my favorite:
although this one is also a contender, because it reminds me so much of interactions on a booksite so dear to my heart:
i just like the…oddness of his mind.
especially when i can totally attest to the accuracy of his situations:
all i know is that lately, i have been team sloth:
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!