Review: Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously

Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously

Author: Adam Ellis
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release: October 23rd 2018
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Kitties

I received a copy of Super Chill through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Adam Ellis is an illustrator; he used to work for Buzzfeed until recently, where he decided to strike out on his own. If this book is any evidence to go by, then I have to say that Ellis made the right call here.

What first caught my attention to Super Chill, other than the artwork which immediately told me who was behind it, was the subtitle; A Year of Living Anxiously. I think anybody living with anxiety would immediately zoom in on that title, and it’s hard to blame us for that fact. It’s not every day you get to see a comic artist being that brutally honest about their life and their experiences – though thankfully it is becoming more common. I love that this sort of graphic novel is normalizing those conversations. Keep up the great work!

I’ve been aware of Adam Ellis for a while now, following him on social media and the like. But this is the first time I ever binge-read any of his comics. It was such a fun and enjoyable experience. While there are heavier discussions being carried through the course of this book, Ellis manages to keep things light on the whole, a fact that is helped by the number of purely comical comics mixed in.

If you’re a fan of Adam Ellis then this would really be a great purchase for you – especially if you like the idea of being able to keep these on your shelf for a moment where you need a pick-me-up. It’d also make a great gift for a fan of his – or even somebody that you suspect would like the series. In short, yes I know you could get the comics online for free, but supporting the artist is a great way to ensure that they continue making the thing you’re enjoying.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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