Comic book reviews for Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #1, Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #2, and Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #3 by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #1 by Justine Prado
Art: Jenn St-Onge
I love the character of Molly and her world so much, and I recall when I was very much the artist not wanting to sell out. (Though I wanted to live on my own, so I did to make money.) And of course, I have a much-admitted predisposition to like anything involving cats. So this book is basically a win-win for me.
Love Molly’s ridiculous art friends Sarahh, Mateo, and Rome. It feels perfectly reasonable that she’d both be jealous of Mateo and a little in love with him. Definitely been around a lot of art guys like Rome.
Prado’s incorporation of social media and texting is great here. She knows how to pull it off to make it natural to the book, same with how St-Onge draws it. This is how people live now, and there’s no reason to ignore it.
Pishi is adorable, and she does so many things that my cat does too. Aberdeen’s owners acknowledging how much of a pain she is was great too. (I did some pet sitting at Molly’s age, and let me tell you there are many pet owners who will gladly blame you rather than their babies.)
I was surprised just how much I liked Molly’s mother. She definitely cares a lot about her daughter and is very supportive of her art dreams.
Looking forward to more of this book.
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #2 by Justine Prado
Art: Jenn St-Onge
Still finding this as a super cute comic book. I loved how Molly has nightmares about being known as a cat artist and not seen as cool and hip as that of her other artist friends.
The comments about internet fame are pretty good to. Molly may not have a ton of followers, but right now, her return on her investment is getting more cat sitting gigs. At really swank mansions apparently.
Chai, Pumpkin Spice, and Mocha are adorable. I love St-Onge’s art on them and how they really are different from the adult cats we’ve seen. Prado also uses them as a great metaphor for Molly’s own need to grow up. Her parents do treat her like the kittens’ human mom treats them. Molly is ready to go out of the kitten room.
Glad to see Molly calling out Rome for being that artist dude.
Molly’s blind date (chaperoned!) with Hunter Colby was terrible. And sadly, way too true. I’ve known too many dudes running startups that do something you can’t believe anyone would ever give them millions of VC money for. Mateo’s save was hilarious and sweet. I do think he has a crush on Molly.
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #3 by Justine Prado
Art: Jenn St-Onge
Molly moves out of her parents’ house, only to find that moving into an arts apartment complex doesn’t guarantee the creation of art or instant friends. I feel for her. But it is nice to see her learn that artists do work, and it takes a long time with focused, usually solo activity to complete art projects. (We all struggle with this!)
That was an adorable cat that she babysat. My cat Zeta flirts with everyone like that. It’s nice Molly has the cat sitting gigs since she doesn’t have a cat in her apartment. I get too sad without a cat companion.
Molly trying to be the life of the party was funny and unnatural. Even Mateo didn’t want anything to do with her. Sarahh was a great friend to clean the place. The owner might’ve said it was a party pad, but she probably didn’t want a mess.
This is a lovely, fun comic.
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