DAR!: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary (Vol 1) by Erika Moen
Completely entertaining and super fun, Moen’s book is an autobiographic comic. Or perhaps as I like to see it, autobiographical fiction. (I know that I’ve written a few stories about my real life that perhaps were only “true” from my point-of-view.)
So many of her comic strips had me nodding my head right along with her. I especially loved her commentary on sex, sexuality, and gender issues. The one about shaving “cats” had me in stitches on the bus. (Oh, yes, this is somewhat of an adult book. Which means the people on the bus either wanted to get away or really wanted to know what was in that book.)
I do find these type of comic books the hardest to review because you can’t critique someone’s life, and they’re pretty much either well done or badly done. (DAR falls into the well done category, if you haven’t guessed.)
One of my favorite parts of this book was showing the evolution of her relationship with Matt, her partner. They have a very adorable love story that required compromises from both of them. (And good for Matt for letting himself be a character in the story. Now that’s love.)
Overall, if you’re looking for something fun, this is it.
Dive into Moen’s world, buy DAR Volume 1 (A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary).