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This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare the truths and oddities of real-life loneliness and attractions and bring out the voyeur in the best of us. I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better. Julia Wertz has gathered the stars and soon-to-be-stars of the graphic art world, including Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shannon Wheeler, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens more, to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh-out-loud funny to disarmingly strange.


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This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare the truths and oddities of real-life loneliness and attractions and bring out the voyeur in the best of us. I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better. Julia Wertz has gathered the stars and soon-to-be-stars of the graphic art world, including Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shannon Wheeler, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens more, to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh-out-loud funny to disarmingly strange.

30 review for I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alex Telander

    I SAW YOU . . . EDITED BY JULIA WERTZ: The next time you pay a visit to Craigslist (and I’m sure you check it every day now for the job postings), look under the “Personals” column and you’ll see a option titled “Missed Connections.” It’s where men and women seeking women or men recount a recent chance meeting with someone who captured their heart in the blink of an eye. Perhaps it was a short but sweet conversation over the purchase of a latte; or gazing into one another’s eyes on the train to I SAW YOU . . . EDITED BY JULIA WERTZ: The next time you pay a visit to Craigslist (and I’m sure you check it every day now for the job postings), look under the “Personals” column and you’ll see a option titled “Missed Connections.” It’s where men and women seeking women or men recount a recent chance meeting with someone who captured their heart in the blink of an eye. Perhaps it was a short but sweet conversation over the purchase of a latte; or gazing into one another’s eyes on the train to the work; or even the smile from a distance. We all see people each day, strangers whom we wonder might be; strangers who might even be the one. But then the opposite of serendipity blocks your path and you never see the person again. If this is the case, then Missed Connections is for you; where you can pour out your heart to that human who stopped you in your tracks for a second, with the lone hope that he or she may one day read it and somehow find you. In the fall of 2006, Julia Wertz, cartoonist and creator of The Fart Party, put up a blog requesting comic strips from volunteers inspired by “Missed Connections”. Soon her inbox was overflowing! In I Saw You . . ., Wertz collects them together, providing a short introduction to why and how she did this. The result is a very entertaining book featuring a wonderful variety of artwork from some of today’s finest graphic artists as they take a sentence or two and turn it into something happy, or something sad, but always entertaining piece of art. So whether you’re looking for a laugh, or for your heart strings to be pulled by some sad words and some sad eyes, I Saw You . . . is the book for you. A perfect paperback to read through in your spare time, while on the bus to work in the morning, as you glance up at that special someone looking right back at you, never to see them again. For more book reviews and exclusive author interviews, go to BookBanter.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Fetters

    Admit it.... home alone with nothing to do with unlimited internet. You hop on craigslist for a quick laugh and a few hours later you're worried about the human race. You may even feel discomfort. The missed connections page is always great for a laugh or even a shutter. This compilation has the best of both worlds and alittle more. Some of these are just plain weird and she could of found funnier ones. Still a good group of awkwardness.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    This book is full of cartoons and graphic short stories based on real life ads found in Craiglist's missed connections section. I had no idea this existed, so that was surprise number one. Surprise number two was that such ads could inspire these comics and cartoon artists to create such amazing work. I loved immersing myself in their interpretations of what hides behind a missed connection ad, of what the person really meant, or what the encounter could have been like. I loved what Julia Wertz, This book is full of cartoons and graphic short stories based on real life ads found in Craiglist's missed connections section. I had no idea this existed, so that was surprise number one. Surprise number two was that such ads could inspire these comics and cartoon artists to create such amazing work. I loved immersing myself in their interpretations of what hides behind a missed connection ad, of what the person really meant, or what the encounter could have been like. I loved what Julia Wertz, young cartoonist and editor of this book, said in her note at the beginning: "I became intrigued with the concept of a subculture of people who feel they missed something great because they didn't have the courage to speak up. I found it even more peculiar that there were many people who think that strangers they spotted in a passing car or on the other side of the bus must surely be the loves of their lives." The idea of people who feel such deep connections with complete strangers was a fascinating one to me, too! I think that even if you are not drawn to this book conceptually, it would still be worth it to check it out, if only for all the cool artists that contributed their own interpretations to it. Thanks to this book, I discovered very young, very talented people whose work I can't wait to get my hands on.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I've always been intrigued by the little soap operas-in-miniature that are encapsulated in missed connections ads, and this book will help feed that morbid curiosity of anyone who has read those sections and found themselves mentally embroidering upon the fragmented recaps of transitory connections. The artists in this collection seize upon all of the inherent humor, pathos, and let's face it--occasional skeeziness--of the ads in exactly the same way the average reader would, so as satisfying as I've always been intrigued by the little soap operas-in-miniature that are encapsulated in missed connections ads, and this book will help feed that morbid curiosity of anyone who has read those sections and found themselves mentally embroidering upon the fragmented recaps of transitory connections. The artists in this collection seize upon all of the inherent humor, pathos, and let's face it--occasional skeeziness--of the ads in exactly the same way the average reader would, so as satisfying as it is there's not a whole lot that's completely unexpected. What is really great though, is the number of artists that came through to contribute mini-comics for the book. Personal favorites include the cheerful delusion illustrated in Cathy Leamy's "Hello There Doctor Love", Rama Hughes's surprisingly poignant "Marshmallow!", Shaenon K. Gerrity's kooky "You had sideburns and a mullet...", and Aaron Renier's "Macrame & Cheese". Just a heads up: the contributors pages in the back not only lists the e-mail contact information and the websites of all the featured artists, and everyone came up with their own mock "I saw you" post to accompany their information. Not only is this a useful resource if you find an artist you like, but almost all of them are pretty funny. Don't skip over it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Inspired by "missed connections" ads on Craigslist, this collection of comics is proof that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. A talented bunch of independent artists take verbatim entries and embellish. One or two are autobiographical and focus more on the assignment, rather than inventing a graphical story. In most cases, pictures compliment the stories well; there is a lot of repetition of theme, and some are more clever than others; "Trading Smiles" in which the cartoonist imagines tw Inspired by "missed connections" ads on Craigslist, this collection of comics is proof that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. A talented bunch of independent artists take verbatim entries and embellish. One or two are autobiographical and focus more on the assignment, rather than inventing a graphical story. In most cases, pictures compliment the stories well; there is a lot of repetition of theme, and some are more clever than others; "Trading Smiles" in which the cartoonist imagines two passers by literally removing the grins from their faces and swapping them, is particularly notable. Editor Wertz has arranged the vignettes very well, grouping by topic such as "coffeeshop crushes" and "unhappily ever after." Many drawing styles are represented - soft & rounded, angular, stark black & white, shaded, manga-ish, realistic. Presentation (panels vs. one-page illustration vary the composition. This adult themed anthology is highly entertaining for "voyeuristic" readers who like glimpses into the real--or imagined--lives of others.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Raina

    Fun little collection of comic artists riffing on real-life personal ads. They vary in length from a page to several, some are anecdotes of the creators actual experiences relating to personals, some use the sequential art medium to give the text a whole new (generally creepy) meaning. It was fun to see the variety of approaches and illustration styles (Wertz includes artists from both the published GN community and the zine community, which is very very cool), although I did see a prevailing th Fun little collection of comic artists riffing on real-life personal ads. They vary in length from a page to several, some are anecdotes of the creators actual experiences relating to personals, some use the sequential art medium to give the text a whole new (generally creepy) meaning. It was fun to see the variety of approaches and illustration styles (Wertz includes artists from both the published GN community and the zine community, which is very very cool), although I did see a prevailing theme of mocking the pathetic desperation of the persons who wrote the ads. Most of these feel kinda miserable and anticlimactic, which is fitting since we don't actually know the fate of the ads in almost every case. Fun to discover new artists for to follow, although none of the stories were long enough to convert me to a new style if I didn't have an immediate aesthetic connection. If that makes any sense. It's potluck day and I have very little brain. The end.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    I have never once written a "missed connections" ad, nor even a M4W ad of any kind... but you know, sometimes I read them in The Reader or places like that... whole stories there, waiting to be told or experienced, some hopeful, some sad... This comics collection gets at a wide range of stuff and is hard to put down... pretty fascinating view of human nature... of shyness and hesitation as one fundamental basis for missing connections...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gary Lee

    Too long and uneven to really be great; too short to be overbloated and awful. This one had some great pieces scattered throughout, but most were mediocre at best. Unless you want to help support indie comics published through a mainstream house, or you're a fan of more than five contributors found within, you can probably skip this one.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vicky

    This book combines two things I really like—comics and missed connections—and I like select stories in here, though the collection overall feels "off"/"weak". I would be very interested if this book were ALL w4w stories, but that won't happen, so at least more from the m4w (I think there was like, one?) and the w4w (again, like one) and the other sections. The organization/layout could be revised, too, like to sort it by w4m, m4w, etc & like, each contributor has their name all over the plac This book combines two things I really like—comics and missed connections—and I like select stories in here, though the collection overall feels "off"/"weak". I would be very interested if this book were ALL w4w stories, but that won't happen, so at least more from the m4w (I think there was like, one?) and the w4w (again, like one) and the other sections. The organization/layout could be revised, too, like to sort it by w4m, m4w, etc & like, each contributor has their name all over the place: sometimes the comic-artist signs their name within the comic somewhere, but the editor also included a line beneath each comic stating the copyright year + comic-artist's name again in addition to listing their name a second/THIRD time at the bottom of each new comic. Maybe I was expecting this book to feature the most eccentric-absurd-striking missed connections but some that the artists chose to draw out were rather average-plain ones that ended up feeling repetitive if you read this book in one sitting. I like that a few Chicago ones are in here, and I like having found a few new artists whose work I'll check out-outside.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chibineko

    I ended up buying this book after having read most of Wertz' other work. I knew that this book was compiling work from several authors, so I knew that the artwork & storytelling abilities would differ from person to person. For the most part this is actually a pretty good book. The listings in this are pulled from craigslist as well as other venues, but seems to be predominantly craigslist. The stories run from funny to sad to downright tragic. We see possible reactions to these listings runn I ended up buying this book after having read most of Wertz' other work. I knew that this book was compiling work from several authors, so I knew that the artwork & storytelling abilities would differ from person to person. For the most part this is actually a pretty good book. The listings in this are pulled from craigslist as well as other venues, but seems to be predominantly craigslist. The stories run from funny to sad to downright tragic. We see possible reactions to these listings running from the embarrassing to the joyous. Some of the more memorable strips (to me anyway) had to have been the librarian strip as well as the "cute girl in the diner" mixup. The artwork in here ranges from the cutesy to the elaborate to the surreal. Sorry I'm not more descriptive, but you'll find all types in this book. For this reason there might be some readers who will adore one style, only to be turned off by another. The overall impression I had of this book was favorable. It's a nice cute read that's perfect for picking up & flipping through at random. I'm sure you'll find your favorite but overall most of the excerpts were gems.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Printable Tire

    Fun read. I especially appreciated the artists who took the time not to depict the usual fat redneck salivating over hot girl angle. I want to do a comic of a craiglist mc I saw one time that started like this: "Glasses, Hoodie, Skinny Jeans on Bike - w4m I see you around school and at shows all the time, and I just had to get it off my chest: I think you're incredibly sexy. I love your tight jeans and dark eyes. You're always really funny, and I can't tell if you're flirting or just being nice." T Fun read. I especially appreciated the artists who took the time not to depict the usual fat redneck salivating over hot girl angle. I want to do a comic of a craiglist mc I saw one time that started like this: "Glasses, Hoodie, Skinny Jeans on Bike - w4m I see you around school and at shows all the time, and I just had to get it off my chest: I think you're incredibly sexy. I love your tight jeans and dark eyes. You're always really funny, and I can't tell if you're flirting or just being nice." The poster then suggests meeting up at a music show, and goes unnecessarily into describing what the show will be like. It seemed to me to be an ingenious marketing strategy: post a missed connection on craigslist describing every geeky hipster boy ever and suggest he/they meet you at a show you're putting on. Instant awkward audience! The last caption would be all these hipster dudes that look the same staring awkwardly at each other while some hot hipster chick plays onstage.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jai Hamid

    I remember I first saw this collection of comics in the same bookstore that Ginsberg first performed and rattled from the jowls of the Earth "Howl." I found it quirky. I didn't get to finish reading it due to my hosts itching to get me to something (in their minds) more culturally profound. I ended up spending an hour at the pier eating stale and salt crusted calm chowder in a greasy sourdough ball. I again picked it up a few days ago with the same odd feeling of connection and attraction and am I remember I first saw this collection of comics in the same bookstore that Ginsberg first performed and rattled from the jowls of the Earth "Howl." I found it quirky. I didn't get to finish reading it due to my hosts itching to get me to something (in their minds) more culturally profound. I ended up spending an hour at the pier eating stale and salt crusted calm chowder in a greasy sourdough ball. I again picked it up a few days ago with the same odd feeling of connection and attraction and am glad I did. Short, sweet, simple, laugh-out-loud-funny, cringe worthy, a tickle or two. I quite enjoyed it. You should check it out instead of staring at the Alcatraz ferry that is booked for the day.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joshua

    Well. It only took an hour to read. Ultimately, it was a pretty sad book. But I suppose you expect that from a book about people searching for love no? A lot of the 'missed connections' were rather sweet in and of themselves, and you could tell when the artist had chosen a rather creepy one for the shock value alone. I did enjoy the ones taken completely out of context though. All in all, I suppose it actually made me feel a little better for the dozens of stupid little crushes I develop about p Well. It only took an hour to read. Ultimately, it was a pretty sad book. But I suppose you expect that from a book about people searching for love no? A lot of the 'missed connections' were rather sweet in and of themselves, and you could tell when the artist had chosen a rather creepy one for the shock value alone. I did enjoy the ones taken completely out of context though. All in all, I suppose it actually made me feel a little better for the dozens of stupid little crushes I develop about people on a daily basis. I guess I can be a little prouder about these crushes (and actually one day being the creepy guy who acts upon a heart flutter as so I end up with a black eye, rather than a sad little comic about how indecisive I was.)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Well put together collection of an interesting theme.

  15. 5 out of 5

    eva

    would've given it five stars if wertz had curated & edited it just a little more heartlessly...but still a fun, quick read, and more variety than i expected.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bryan

    I found this little anthology to be completely fascinating. Prior to reading this I was unaware of the whole concept of having a missed connection and further more people placing ads for them. The stories range from “oh I can relate to that” to “what...that’s so outrageous” all illustrated by talented alternative cartoonists. With all anthologies I read and review on here I like to share my “top 3” entries. Julia Wertz’s coffee shop cartoon which is also the cover. I was not familiar with her wor I found this little anthology to be completely fascinating. Prior to reading this I was unaware of the whole concept of having a missed connection and further more people placing ads for them. The stories range from “oh I can relate to that” to “what...that’s so outrageous” all illustrated by talented alternative cartoonists. With all anthologies I read and review on here I like to share my “top 3” entries. Julia Wertz’s coffee shop cartoon which is also the cover. I was not familiar with her work prior to this. From this I’d love to check out the rest of her work. Missing Out by Marinaomi is brilliant. I’m an admirer of her work and this was just another lovely comic that has a laugh in the right place. Also, her dialogue is always enjoyable to read especially aloud. Liz Prince’s entry is also cutely drawn and the situation is totally relatable.

  17. 4 out of 5

    dejah_thoris

    I love these comics! I'm almost tempted to steal the idea but the pacing is AMAZING and I probably wouldn't be able to do as good of a job as these artists. My favorites include: the library worker, the lonely guy wearing someone's grandmother's cremains, the stripper, the artist/author at a comicon, the shy, fat guy at another comicon, and the guy poking a girl in the bum on the subway. There's lots more to love, but those are the ones I remember most.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nghi Vo

    Voyeuristic, whimsical and weird, so a winner!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Mixed bag.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Maya

    Some of the comics were repetitive and some were creepy at times. Good to skim.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Elise Finlinson

    A really cool anthology about Craigslist missed connections. It was super cool to see different people's takes on the quirky nature of these messages. Fun, quick, comic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cat Gray

    If you like comics, and if you ever liked the missed connections section of the Village Voice or Craig’s List, then you should check this out.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Andy Stocker

    Fun, cute, kinda creepy. It's a great collection of a lot of different artists. Check it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rhlibrary

    This book combines two of my favorite modern-day phenomena: graphic art and Missed Connections. If you’re unaware of Missed Connections, you should visit Craigslist.com immediately and click on the link for it. Missed Connections is a place online where people can post little love notes (or maybe “would-be-love” notes) about how they saw someone they were romantically interested in around town and neglected to say something. The posts can range from cute to creepy to wildly inappropriate, but, ei This book combines two of my favorite modern-day phenomena: graphic art and Missed Connections. If you’re unaware of Missed Connections, you should visit Craigslist.com immediately and click on the link for it. Missed Connections is a place online where people can post little love notes (or maybe “would-be-love” notes) about how they saw someone they were romantically interested in around town and neglected to say something. The posts can range from cute to creepy to wildly inappropriate, but, either way, they’re often very entertaining. A typical example from today in New York City: “Sunday night…around 10ish. You were rocking a white hat and some killer sneaks. You kept looking at me, and made the same transfer from the southbound NQRW to the L train at 14th. You were standing next to me on the platform. You kept looking at me… you’re cute. Why didn’t you say something?…” These are entertaining enough by themselves, but Editor Julia Wertz has collaborated with a ton of stars of the graphic art world to produce a whole book of comics inspired by real Missed Connections. I flipped through it for an hour yesterday, and now all my friends have been asking for it. It reminds me of a former staff pick of mine called Postcards.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Phayvanh

    This slim, but packed book benefits from a great premise--Missed Connections ads. We who read those ads are half-desparate lonley hearts and closeted voyeurs. These ads explored and reimagined in a stylistically diverse collection from very talented artists and writers (some of whom I know!). Includes the likes of Peter Bagge, Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Barlow, Jesse Reklaw, Megan Baehr, Ken Dahl,Linda Park, etc. Thanks to editor Julia Wertz, the book is elevated from the random selection of ads as p This slim, but packed book benefits from a great premise--Missed Connections ads. We who read those ads are half-desparate lonley hearts and closeted voyeurs. These ads explored and reimagined in a stylistically diverse collection from very talented artists and writers (some of whom I know!). Includes the likes of Peter Bagge, Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Barlow, Jesse Reklaw, Megan Baehr, Ken Dahl,Linda Park, etc. Thanks to editor Julia Wertz, the book is elevated from the random selection of ads as printed in the weeklies, into a study of the types of connections people seek. Section headings like "Coffee-Shop Crushes" and "Just One More Chance..." accurately distill these needs. This would make a great all-purpose gift, as I cannot imagine anyone who would not enjoy this. Check it out.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

    I must admit that I've never read the Craiglist "missed connections" postings before reading this graphic novel. Almost everyone I ask about the listings have read them and continue to read them finding great joy in the listings, like little writings on a club's bulletin board- an almost peepshow into modern life, a more desperate Match.com. Having never read the postings before, I was amused an taken aback by the sincerity and out right creepiness of the postings turned visual art found within I must admit that I've never read the Craiglist "missed connections" postings before reading this graphic novel. Almost everyone I ask about the listings have read them and continue to read them finding great joy in the listings, like little writings on a club's bulletin board- an almost peepshow into modern life, a more desperate Match.com. Having never read the postings before, I was amused an taken aback by the sincerity and out right creepiness of the postings turned visual art found within I Saw You. In this collection you'll find one-sided cafe romances, odes to female body parts, and odd stalkerish proclivities. The artists found within are a who's who of independent and underground comic artists and kudos to editor Julia Wertz for getting them all on-board to create this often hilarious and sometimes sad and moving portrait on how the increase in ways to stay connected may not often times be for the better, but when it does work, it's all the more sweeter.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Found out about this comic through Shaenon Garrity, who drew one of the comics for this collection. When it comes to (indie) comics, I generally enjoy these anthology-type of works. I'm still not fully familiar with all of the big 'names' so by reading anthologies, I get a sampling of the artists whose works I like and who I may eventually look up and follow when I get the time. The book's premise is actually cute. I know I've browsed through the missed connections section of Craigslist, and made Found out about this comic through Shaenon Garrity, who drew one of the comics for this collection. When it comes to (indie) comics, I generally enjoy these anthology-type of works. I'm still not fully familiar with all of the big 'names' so by reading anthologies, I get a sampling of the artists whose works I like and who I may eventually look up and follow when I get the time. The book's premise is actually cute. I know I've browsed through the missed connections section of Craigslist, and made up stories in my head about what the encounter was all about. This book takes that idea and lets the various artists run with it -- some of them funny, some creepy and plain out weird, and some even melancholy. A quick read, and will be totally appealing to the people who just enjoy reading short little stories.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amber Brownlow

    I Saw you is a book of comics that are based on real-life missed connections. I'm pretty sure this is my first 1 star rating on Goodreads. Usually if I don't like a book, I decide to not finish it part way through, and then don't rate them, but since this one was so small and such a quick read I ended up actually finishing this one. I picked this book up on a whim from the library. I'd never even heard of it before but thought it would be a good, entertaining read so I picked it up. My thoughts af I Saw you is a book of comics that are based on real-life missed connections. I'm pretty sure this is my first 1 star rating on Goodreads. Usually if I don't like a book, I decide to not finish it part way through, and then don't rate them, but since this one was so small and such a quick read I ended up actually finishing this one. I picked this book up on a whim from the library. I'd never even heard of it before but thought it would be a good, entertaining read so I picked it up. My thoughts afterwards though were the complete opposite. I ended up not really liking this book at all. One or two of the comics I smiled at and enjoyed, but the rest I found crazy, weird, or didn't even know what was going on. I understand some of the weirdness because these comics are based on real-life, but book just wasn't for me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mosi Mosi

    This is pretty much the type of stories that I like. Simple, human, emotional, sometimes weird, but overall, honest. Some of them, the cutest ones, putt a smile on my face, made me feel happy and hopefull :) I'm a romantic girl, I like to see other people in love. Makes me think about all the good things in this world. I thinks this is such a cool project, a nice way to gather up so many different artists and cartoonists and new tallents, people I never heard about, and I really like to see so man This is pretty much the type of stories that I like. Simple, human, emotional, sometimes weird, but overall, honest. Some of them, the cutest ones, putt a smile on my face, made me feel happy and hopefull :) I'm a romantic girl, I like to see other people in love. Makes me think about all the good things in this world. I thinks this is such a cool project, a nice way to gather up so many different artists and cartoonists and new tallents, people I never heard about, and I really like to see so many diferent styles mixed up, it's really inspiring to me. Overall, I had a great time reading this, cuz this pulled off many emotions, made me laught, made me awwww, made me think what the fuck?, but that's what made it interesting. I would have liked to join too.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lindz

    Don't let her comic name, "Fart Party," turn you away. Julia Wertz has a fresh, sarcastic sense of humor that is occasionally more sophisticated than farts. I have no idea how I found her webcomic, but I did and raced through her archives, most likely while procrastinating on a school project. In "I Saw You..." she compiles artwork by her friends in the comics business. Each comic is based on a "Missed Connections" posting on Craigslist. The resulting art is funny, sad, surreal, and fascinating. Don't let her comic name, "Fart Party," turn you away. Julia Wertz has a fresh, sarcastic sense of humor that is occasionally more sophisticated than farts. I have no idea how I found her webcomic, but I did and raced through her archives, most likely while procrastinating on a school project. In "I Saw You..." she compiles artwork by her friends in the comics business. Each comic is based on a "Missed Connections" posting on Craigslist. The resulting art is funny, sad, surreal, and fascinating. Each segment lasts at most a couple pages, yet the stories pack a punch. I especially like the ones where the artist creates a back story that isn't explicitly stated in the missed connection. Lots of fun!

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