Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Fun Family

The Fun Family by Benjamin Frisch, 236 pages

Robert Fun is a comic strip creator, famous for a wholesome, single-circle strip. But after his mother dies and his wife leaves him for their marriage counselor, oldest child Robby takes over the strip... and the management of the family finances. It's an obvious twist on Family Circus (and touches on all of the tropes of the newspaper staple), but in my mind such a twist is well overdue. This graphic novel is perfect for those who are annoyed by the saccharine Family Circus and have always wanted to see it sour. I loved it!

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