My Review of Grumpy Cat Vol. 1
I love Grumpy Cat! I mean, seriously, I snerk almost every time a GC meme pops up on my Facebook. I especially love her early in the mornings before I’ve had my second cup of coffee. I feel like she’s a kindred spirit in those early hours before 10 a.m. which is when I start to fully become functional (regardless of the fact that I’ve already been at work for at least two hours before then.)
So when I saw that there was a Grumpy Cat comic available, naturally I thought “I need to check this out.” Of course that thought was promptly followed by “But its probably going to suck. But I’m going to check it out anyways. Because it might not.” Well, for the first few pages, I was amused. Sporadically throughout the text after that, I was amused, but it got old really fast. I guess that goes to prove that snark really is best in small doses. Pity.
The stories were mostly amusing with the superhero one having the most lines that had me snickering. The illustrations were pretty much perfect, with Grumpy Cat’s grump being perfectly done. The stories were simply enough that younger children could theoretically enjoy them, and this was shelved as “Children’s Fiction” on Netgalley, but I think its definitely marketed at adults because I don’t see a lot of kids being able to appreciate the particular humor of Grumpy Cat.
The other thing that, I think, sort of ruined the Grumpy Cat comic for me was the fact that it had been done before. Not only had it been done before, but it had been done much better in the form of everyone’s favorite lasagna-eating fat cat.
I guess in the world of comics, there’s only room for one mouthy, perpetually grumpy cat. Unfortunately for Tardar Sauce (Grumpy Cat’s real name), she is not the one. I will continue to adore her, but I can really only recommend her in meme form.
Title: Grumpy Cat | Series: Grumpy Cat (Vol 1) | Author(s): Royal McGraw,
Even though I’m not a fan of the comic, I still love Grumpy Cat, so I’m going to recommend these two items instead: