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Here are some comics by Stephen Collins. Or, to be precise, a little over 100 comics by Stephen Collins. They constitute your opportunity to discover what plastic bags really think about; learn the true identity of Kim Jong-Un's life coach; and have everything ruined by the internet.


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Here are some comics by Stephen Collins. Or, to be precise, a little over 100 comics by Stephen Collins. They constitute your opportunity to discover what plastic bags really think about; learn the true identity of Kim Jong-Un's life coach; and have everything ruined by the internet.

30 review for Some Comics

  1. 4 out of 5

    karen

    this book is super duper fun! the follow-up to the very successful The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, this book is a compilation of strips collins wrote for the guardian weekend and several other uk-based publications. i don't know if it will ever be published here in the u.s., but i thank my lucky stars for the incredibly sweet and generous canadian laima who is willing to grab me all the stuff i can't get in my country. thanks, laima! some of the strips are centered around british political this book is super duper fun! the follow-up to the very successful The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, this book is a compilation of strips collins wrote for the guardian weekend and several other uk-based publications. i don't know if it will ever be published here in the u.s., but i thank my lucky stars for the incredibly sweet and generous canadian laima who is willing to grab me all the stuff i can't get in my country. thanks, laima! some of the strips are centered around british political and pop cultural figures less familiar to an american audience, which may impede a u.s. publication, and some things flat-out will not translate here: heh. (also, i apologize for whatever is going on with my pictures and their sizing. i need to adjust whatever went haywire on photobucket, because that badger down there is alarmingly big) so many of these strips are brilliant and made me giggle out loud (GOL), and i absolutely love his artwork; he reminds me a bit of tom gauld in both style and humor. and britishness. collins' visual preoccupations seem to be crocodiles, things on vacation (sisyphus, mr. terror), historical figures experiencing modern technology (mona lisa, noah, louis daguerre), aliens, leonardo dicaprio, and kim jong-un. also tian tian the panda i love the way he draws animals, whether they be badgers (see?? i am alarmed!) anteaters dogs or supernatural beasties like ghosts and zombies and you know i always love me a good "oi!" here are some of my favorites for either art or humor or concept. i won't spoil too much - for some i will just give the first-panel title-tease or a single enigmatic panel-excerpt and make you track down the book itself, but you'll get the gist. in this one a mystery is revealed! (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] this one is great because of how shouty the aliens are. they remind me of me. except for the liking of cocktail part. look how much darwin loves his job! look at this boastful bag!! and i totally saw this guy the other day: here, i am giving away the punchline; you'll have to find the joke yourself. but ahhhhh so funny!! this one wins "most disturbing." you don't even want to know what's going on there. these are the title-panels of three of my favorite strips (one of which, yes, includes a crocodile!): also a story with the perfectly precise title emergency pocket guide for an unsporty man who's got a ball coming at him, which is better seen by you than photographed by me. there's also an excellent lars von trier strip, FYI. and one of malcolm gladwell. and a crocodile. and since you have been such good sports, here's a full strip for ya naturally, when you WANT the picture to be big... hopefully you can read that. because i can. and it made me laugh. OH! but if you CLICK it, you can see it bigger. thanks, internet age! i liked this book even more than The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil and i hope he gives us many more books. in all the countries. come to my blog!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ben

    Short, scathing and beautifully precise little comic strips that are gleefully off kilter and strange. Perfect for tiding you over until his next full story.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Reads & Rambles

    I really enjoyed this collection of super fun and super short comics! Collins provides loads of tasty little comics – each merely a page long, laid out in classic comic strip style – that are great examples of the sarcastic and dry ‘Brit humour’ that I love. Several of these comics genuinely had me laughing out loud, and that is a rarity for me. As despite not really being an avid reader of the ‘humour’ genre, I will occasionally read something classed as such, and the absolute most it will usual I really enjoyed this collection of super fun and super short comics! Collins provides loads of tasty little comics – each merely a page long, laid out in classic comic strip style – that are great examples of the sarcastic and dry ‘Brit humour’ that I love. Several of these comics genuinely had me laughing out loud, and that is a rarity for me. As despite not really being an avid reader of the ‘humour’ genre, I will occasionally read something classed as such, and the absolute most it will usually get out of me is a smirk of approval. I am an ice queen. The art always fits his entertaining commentary, the bulk of it amusing enough on it’s own, with the colour palette changing from comic to comic. Sometimes the humour is just toeing the line, just bordering on offensive, but Collins totally gets away with it. To be quite honest, there were a few (a very tiny amount, I’m being pernickety here), that I just didn’t quite ‘get’, and that’s the only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars. Also, this is 100% on me and the limitations of my own brain, nothing to do with Collins and his impeccable wit! I’ll definitely be reading any more collections he brings out like this, and I’m immediately purchasing ‘The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil’, which I guess he’s most known for.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris - Quarter Press Editor

    Pretty much, Stephen Collins is the best. I love this guy, both his art and his humor. Really, this could be boiled down to a quick review of "Do you like fun art? Do you like newspaper-like comic format? Do you enjoy laughing at absurd things?" If you answer yes to any of these, then you should check this book out. It's fantastic, and I honestly can't wait for the next project Collins produces.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Duncan Wilson

    A fantastic collection of comic strips that have the same sense of wicked humour and briliant art style as his graphic novel "the giant beard that was evil" varying from quirky to the surreal these is a pretty solid collection which had me chuckling from page to page.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Justine Cucchi

    I would have given this book no stars if that was an option.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

    I chuckled all the way from EMERGENCY POCKET GUIDE FOR AN UNSPORTY MAN WHO'S GOT A BALL COMING AT HIM to DEATH OF A HIPSTER. Spot on observational humo(u)r.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Reese

    Amazing! Quirky, fun, and beautiful artwork. I really loved "The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil" so I knew I'd adore all these comic strips.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wendi

    If you're not British and/or a Guardian reader, you may, to your great misfortune, not be familiar with Stephen Collins. He does a weekly strip for the Guardian, frequently political (he's done some amazing strips about Brexit the last few months). Despite being well versed in Britishisms, every once in a while I still stumble over understanding some of the humor, but on the whole it's universal. Collins is searingly dry and dark and bleak and sweet and witty. As evidenced by my review of his on If you're not British and/or a Guardian reader, you may, to your great misfortune, not be familiar with Stephen Collins. He does a weekly strip for the Guardian, frequently political (he's done some amazing strips about Brexit the last few months). Despite being well versed in Britishisms, every once in a while I still stumble over understanding some of the humor, but on the whole it's universal. Collins is searingly dry and dark and bleak and sweet and witty. As evidenced by my review of his only published full length graphic novel (The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil), I absolutely adore Collins. This collection of some of his older Guardian strips is no exception. He's just so fantastic.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jayla

    Stephen Collins is easily becoming one of new favorite comic/graphic novelist and the strip 'In Conversation with Rupert Delacroix, First Moth on the Moon' was pure genius.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wooonse

  12. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alex Hern

  14. 4 out of 5

    Oscar Bagger

  15. 4 out of 5

    P

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dan (aka Utterbiblio)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sean

  18. 4 out of 5

    The_Mad_Swede

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jason Cobley

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jess

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Thorne

  23. 4 out of 5

    Liesa

  24. 4 out of 5

    Fb_leviathan

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hampus Lindvall

  26. 4 out of 5

    Keno

  27. 5 out of 5

    Electra

  28. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Guppy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Martina

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