Herding Cats Review

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

I received this graphic novel through Netgalley in return for an honest review

I loved this instalment of Sarah Scribbles comic strip collection and gave it five stars. All of her comics are extremely relatable, and that may just be because I am an introverted 22 year old who loves books and animals but I feel like most people can also relate to so many of her comics. This one was particularly relatable for me since in the last 2 years I have found an absolute love of cats that came from my family getting our cat Lilly who is just the light of my life! So now I understand the absolute devotion that comes from cats so much more than dogs, they honestly one day will rule the world.

I have read Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen which I also had a great affinity with since it is so true! Being an adult is the worst so I just enjoy reading about other peoples suffering in comic form.

I really enjoy her art style, it is really quirky and fun. I also really enjoy how simplistic she makes it through using minimal characters so that we have familiarity with them, using only black and white, and making the dialogue and expressions the main aspect of the comics. I also love how in this form of art using comic strips you really have to exaggerate what you are trying to convey which I think goes really well with the ‘problems’ that she is trying to portray since most of them wouldn’t be considered issues to people other than the introverted individuals who relate to them 🙂

I love how she can take ordinary every day things and make them so funny and relatable. I also really enjoyed the section that she wrote for writers, I loved how she shared her story and gave some really great advice to aspiring writers and artists. It will really encourage the next generation of artists which I am so happy about, there really has to be something positive out there to let people know that it is possible to put your art out there and it really be appreciated by others, especially with how the internet is today.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who really just wants something light and fun to read and relate to as well as aspiring artists who just want to see how it is possible to achieve your goals and get some motivation to follow them 🙂

Thank you for reading


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