Whether you are a fan of The Awkward Yeti or have never experienced the anthropomorphic delights of Nick Seluk’s body parts, How I Broke Up With My Colon, will have your gut giggling. I read it once and immediately again!
I have been a fan of The Awkward Yeti comics since the first time I saw adorable Gallbladder holding his little stones. He had me at “I maked these.” I want one of these pins but every time I check The Awkward Yeti’s store site it is sold out.
I tore through Heart and Brains, an Awkward Yeti Collection (Vol. 1) and Heart and Brain, Gut Instincts, an Awkward Yeti Collection (Vol 2). Both had me in utter stitches.
Fascinating, bizarre, and educational true-life medical stories retold in cartoon form by the creator of the bestselling Heart and Brain book series.
Mysterious illnesses. Freakish injuries. X-rays revealing something weird that got stuck in your foot. These strange but true stories are among the 24 medical tales retold in hilarious fashion by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Seluk. Featuring fascinating stories submitted by people all over the world, How I Broke Up with My Colon is an educational and highly entertaining tour through the bizarre workings of the human body. from Amazon.
Seluk’s latest publication is a combination of comedy and true medical stories. Now, blood and gore doesn’t bother me. And, as you can see, I find cute little body parts misbehaving absolutely hilarious. These twenty-four stories of real medical are half quotes taken from real storytellers and half commentary from the cast of characters created by Seluk. Little Gallbladder made an appearance and my joy knew no bounds.
The whole collection is cleverly done and deeply funny. I finished it and immediately flipped back to the beginning to read it again. Even as a big fan of Seluk’s work I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this latest work.
Clearly, based on how much I enjoy little Gallbladder, body humor is just as funny to me as when I was eight. But, I know, for some people these medical stories can hit too close to home. I do have someone near and dear to me who has Crohn’s Disease and I still thought the chapter on Ulcerative Colitis was funny. I just laughed and laughed. I think it is the way Seluk draws these characters. There is no malice or negativity, rather they feel like well intentioned (occasionally insightfully brilliant) children.
And, while I feel that Seluk provides that perfect balance of humor, information, and caring in his strips, others may not. To see if this is your style I recommend checking out a series of strips he has written. I really love this series on anxiety.
Meanwhile, I’m going back in for a third read-through. I just cannot get enough of these comics!
Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book. I received this copy in exchange for an honest review! How I Broke Up With My Colon will be available for purchase on March 24, 2020!
Tell me, please!
Which body part do you think is the funniest?