Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author: Sarah Anderson
Release: March 27th 2018
I received a copy of Herding Cats from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
It’s likely that fans of Sarah Anderson will have seen all the comics collected in this book, but don’t let that stop you from picking up a copy. Not only are the comics funny (as always) but many of them have more impacted than anticipated. And as a bonus, supporting an artist you love is always a wonderful thing to do.
I’m a fan of Sarah Anderson; I’m not going to deny it. So much of what she draws just really resonates with me. As a creative who struggles with anxiety myself, I feel like she can put those feelings into words (or images, in her case) better than I could ever hope. Seeing the struggles occurring in somebody I respect…it’s a helpful reminder that we’re all human and we all have our own battles to fight. To see her winning those battles (posting artwork and doing what she loves, despite the anxiety and all the other roadblocks) is inspiring.
I love how despite the silly nature of it all, Sarah still takes a moment to be serious and talk to her fans. I’m sure she’s aware (as indicated by her directness in conversation here) that many of her fans look up to her, and would love to do what she does. Instead of seeing them as a threat or potential competition, she encourages them to keep at it; to continue producing artwork and ignore all the critics out there (and let’s be honest here, we’re all our own worst critics). I have so much respect for her for taking this stance.
I can’t wait to see what volume four will contain (I know I can check out her website as well, but I do enjoy supporting the books when they release). Maybe I’ll luck out and it’ll be another cat themed title!