Review: Fangs by Sarah Andersen

Genre: Graphic Novel, Sequential Art, Comics, Fantasy, Romance

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Pages: 112

Publication Date: 01 September, 2020

My Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks


Elsie the vampire is three hundred years old, but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets Jimmy, a charming werewolf with a wry sense of humor and a fondness for running wild during the full moon. Together they enjoy horror films and scary novels, shady strolls, fine dining (though never with garlic), and a genuine fondness for each other’s unusual habits, macabre lifestyles, and monstrous appetites.

First featured as a webcomic series on Tapas, Fangs chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different. Filled with Sarah Andersen’s beautiful gothic illustrations and relatable relationship humor, Fangs has all the makings of a cult classic.

My Review:

Fangs by Sarah Andersen is a comical graphic novel about Else and Jimmy falling in love and their everyday lives as a couple. By the way, Elsie’s a vampire and Jimmy’s a werewolf.

It was a cute read, full of quirks and witty puns with well drawn illustrations of course. There is a chronological order to the book but like most of Sarah’s work, each page works on its own as a short comic. On top of that, we have some lovely single-frame artwork as well.

The book was a perfect combination of vamps and wolves that covered all the stereotypical jokes without trying too hard. My favourite episode was when both the main characters were describing their ex-es. I had a huge LMAO moment there.

With Midnight Sun having released recently, if you find your vampire and werewolf fantasies unfulfilled, I highly recommend that you read Fangs.

I rate the book 5 out of 5 bookmarks for the constant smile on my face, the not too rare LOLs and the sassy punchlines.

I’d like to thank NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with an eARC of the book to review. I’d also like to congratulate the author and illustrator – Sarah Andersen – on her new book whose comics on Instagram are always a delight to come across!

The book comes out on 01-September, 2020 so keep an eye out for it!

PS, the book gives you a lot of hope on love especially since Jimmy made sure he gifted Elsie a lot of black dresses. 😉

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