I really love these slice of life relatable comic novel collections. Cassandra Calin’s I Left the House Today! is one such book that is just so easy to relate to that you can’t help but love it. And, wonderfully enough, the piece I identify with the most is the title itself. As an introvert, that phrase truly does an exceptional job of capturing the feeling of accomplishing something that, at times, can be rather difficult for you despite being fairly easy for others.
As far as Calin’s work goes, I did enjoy a lot of this book. I found many of her comics quite relatable, though perhaps not as relatable as I have found others. It is in this that I had a little bit of a struggle getting into the book at times. That said, I expect a great many people will not have that problem at all. Not everyone will have the same experience I did with all of these comic strips.
The artwork was good, though not my all-time favorite. I think it really differed from comic to comic. Some looked downright creepy to me at times while others I found absolutely beautiful. It was an odd inconsistency for me to find among art that was genuinely actually quite consistent. I think it was just some of the expressions Calin drew that threw me off.
I Left the House Today is definitely a book that I would recommend, though probably not one that I would purchase.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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