The topics in Oddball include social awkwardness, anxiety, the pandemic, pets, reading, being introverted, and more. Reading it reminds me so much of my younger self, when I easily get embarrassed to go out there, was unassertive, just wanting to be alone and read, and tends to overthink things. I’d like to think that I’ve already overcome some of those characteristics— at least to a degree.
This collection of scribbles is a laugh-out-loud read with scenario after scenario that would make you think that maybe, you’re taking your life too seriously. It would make you think of the things you’re not aware of doing, and perhaps that includes your pets, who are probably out for blood every time you forget their mealtime. Lol. Speaking of pets— there’s a ton of cat jokes here that are silly and just adorable! If you’re a cat person, in particular, you’d get a kick out of the charming cat jokes here.
Although I’ve seen half of what I’ve read here in memes online, I still find them funny because of the author’s way of writing, as it is very engaging and relatable. If you’re looking for some light reading that would make you laugh-out-loud, and get you out of your funk, then this could be the perfect read for you.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Expected publication: December 7, 2021 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, via Netgalley for an impartial and honest review
About the Author
Hello! I’m Sarah and I’m a cartoonist and illustrator. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently live in Brooklyn. My comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of myself, my friends, and my beloved pets.