Then I forgot again. >_<
This morning, I rushed out despite some slush on the roads, arrived at the library just as they were unlocking the doors, and scurried to the hold shelves. Victory!
Strange Planet collects Nathan Pyle's twitter/instagram comic into a single volume, with some bonus strips that didn't appear on the web. The style of the comic is "have alien-looking characters use odd/awkward phrases to describe ordinary events and things, and thereby make them funny." I enjoy the comics and liked the book, although I think it works better read a few at a time than all at once. A lot of the details are cute: the beings all look basically the same, varying only occasionally in size. None of them have gender markers and the author almost never uses third-person pronouns. On the rare occasion that there is a third-person pronoun, it's "they". There's little continuity between the strips, just one-off gags. It's worth reading, and a very quick read -- maybe half an hour or so. This entry was originally posted at https://rowyn.dreamwidth.org/646225.html. Please comment there using OpenID.