I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections
Crown/Archetype, Feb 3, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare the truths and oddities of real-life loneliness and attractions and bring out the voyeur in the best of us. I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better.
Julia Wertz has gathered the stars and soon-to-be-stars of the graphic art world, including Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shannon Wheeler, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens more, to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh-out-loud funny to disarmingly strange.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - diovival - LibraryThing
More please! Great collection of comics. Enjoyed the sheer variety of artists and their interpretations of the many "missed connections" included in this anthology. Some of my favorites: Marshmallow ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybrandy - LibraryThing
Like any collection, this has some hits and some misses. In this case, though, many of the misses can be blamed on the source material, since Missed Connection ads are sometimes funny but frequently somewhat monotonous. Still, entertaining and mostly funny. Read full review