While the name is rather unappealing, I’m digging the comic book series that is Snotgirl. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and illustrated by Leslie Hung, it is an interesting look into the life of a girl who has it all… Or at least she likes to believe she does.
The series is about a fashion influencer by the name of Lottie Person, a bright girl with bright green hair. It’s her iconic trademark. It is, also unfortunately the color of her snot. See Lotte is all about herself, a me me me girl. One of her biggest gripes is having terrible allergies. Things start go to a little off the deep end with her when she’s prescribed some new medication.
Now she doesn’t gain any superpowers but she begins to meet people who influence her life in a very real way. This is a slice-of-life story that’s 9 volumes in. I’ll admit it’s a bit slow at times but the authors want to get real good and deep into what drives these characters. It’s difficult to do when most of the page is stunning art. With comics, taking it slow is usually the best option.
I’m two volumes behind on this series but I have them waiting on my desk. I have so many books to read right now that I’m a bit overwhelmed. So far I’m enjoying this title. Lotte is spoiled but I can see her personality in many influencers today. She’s wild and in charge on the outside but falling apart on the inside. It’s a fantastic window into the soul of someone who lives a double life. One personality for the public and one hidden away behind closed doors.
There are several plotlines and points of view included in the story so it’s exciting to see what each new volume brings.
I’m a huge fan of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s past works. When there’s an issue released with his cover art, I do my best to pick up that one. Someday I’ll bring the rest of my collection overseas but for now I have to make do with playing the waiting game. For both my book collection and the next issue of Snotgirl.
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