I was on Comixology the other day, looking to see if I could preorder Zodiac Starforce digitally (I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the shop on the release day, August 26th), and found this absolutely perfect little collection. The Worrier’s Guide to life is a collection of adorable mini comics (usually just one or two pages), in simple color. It features comics that you’ve probably related to immensely on tumblr, all by Gemma Correll.
There are eight chapters, each featuring mini comics following a certain thing that you’ve probably worried about. I know that upon reading the cover (pictured above), this was the book for me. The entire collection follows the tone of the cover, and gets even funnier as I read on.
The illustrations were what really made this collection, though. The simplistic style and colors really made me feel like I could get along with Correll, and like she was someone who could really feel this anxious. And as funny as the collection was, a lot of it hit home with me on a serious note.
The page above really hit home for me, because as much as I’m an advocate for self love and body positivity, there’s a lot that I dislike about my body. The names of some of the “problem areas,” that are pointed out here, are very silly, and it reminded me that it’s important to be able to laugh at yourself. It also reminded me that we aren’t just the ankle flaps and muffin tops, we’re really cool people.
Altogether, I loved this book, Fangirls. I bought it digitally on Comixology for $9.99 (here), but you can order it from Amazon for $10.77 (here), or Barnes & Noble for $11.56 (here). Hell, you can probably stop in to your local comic shop and pick up a copy as well. Even if you aren’t a worrier, you’ll love this collection.
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