Snotgirl, Vol. 1
Who is Lottie Person?Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung!Collecting: Snotgirl 1-5

Snotgirl, Vol. 1 Details

TitleSnotgirl, Vol. 1
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FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 21st, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN1534300368
ISBN-139781534300361
Number of pages144 pages
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics

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Snotgirl, Vol. 1 Review

  • HFK
    March 13, 2017
    I read the first volume of Snotgirl as single issues, the extra material may vary from the full volume that collects the issues 1 to 5.Snotgirl is my biggest disappointment so far in 2017, a comic that I have been drooling over to read since all the five first issues were published last year. I was so looking forward to colorful, fun girly-time, but got something entirely different.I really do adore the colorful, manga-like art that is spread all over with eye-devouring panels. This is the best I read the first volume of Snotgirl as single issues, the extra material may vary from the full volume that collects the issues 1 to 5.Snotgirl is my biggest disappointment so far in 2017, a comic that I have been drooling over to read since all the five first issues were published last year. I was so looking forward to colorful, fun girly-time, but got something entirely different.I really do adore the colorful, manga-like art that is spread all over with eye-devouring panels. This is the best kind of girly-girly, cute and fashionable, something that will look fabulous on your shelves, and very chic inside your lady-purse. The Internet is full of fashion oriented blogs and other social media outlets. These blogs are usually very aesthetic, near perfection-like when comes to images and their keepers. Snotgirl tries to dive inside this world and show nothing is as it seems. There might be entirely different reality behind the screen, in this case, a near-perfect girl with a bad allergy that makes her more snottie than hottie. So the premise is intriguing, how could snot not be that. But, this is where Snotgirl starts to fall apart, big time. I have no idea what this comic tries to be. Is it a satire. Is it a parody. Is it supposed to be a critical piece of social media and the celeb culture it creates. Is it supposed to be a critical piece of girly, rich culture - social butterflying. This never comes clear to me thus it fails to be funny, humorous and catchy.While the falling apart happens in the background, it also happens in its core. The allergy is an interesting concept, and it does boost greatly what is to come, but it feels fabricated and out of place. It doesn't have as big impact than it should have considering it is big enough to be the title to the whole series.When background and core both are falling apart, what you get is disorganized story that lays its pieces all over the place while hiding few of them out of your reach. There is so many ingredients, murder mystery being one of the many, which makes almost any plot impossible to form. I think I know where this series is heading, and there is still part of me that wants to give the next volume a go just to see if it gets any better, if it will keep itself together, if it could still be the girly-girly I was so much hoping it to be. Snotgirl is one of those comics that will no doubt have a strong following, it just has the atmosphere of hip and pop, it has the great appeal... but chaos is chaos, nothing can change that, and I am not into disasters of this calibre.
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  • Donovan
    February 3, 2017
    That was not fun. You know those movies about really douchey vapid teenagers? I could be wrong, but I think O'Malley is trying to satirize those and to no avail, because it isn't funny, it's just douchey and vapid. Los Angeles. Text speak. Fashion blogging. Cliques. This comic is going to be terribly dated in about five years. And seriously, if allergies are the worst thing Snotgirl has to worry about, that's about the least interesting character ever. Talk about first world problems. Although t That was not fun. You know those movies about really douchey vapid teenagers? I could be wrong, but I think O'Malley is trying to satirize those and to no avail, because it isn't funny, it's just douchey and vapid. Los Angeles. Text speak. Fashion blogging. Cliques. This comic is going to be terribly dated in about five years. And seriously, if allergies are the worst thing Snotgirl has to worry about, that's about the least interesting character ever. Talk about first world problems. Although the artwork is bright and poppy, it can't save the lack of story or character depth. If you want a riveting story about Hollywood douchebags (getting what they deserve), check out Jim Zub's Glitterbomb Volume 1.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 3, 2017
    Lottie Person is a twentysomething LA fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfectly put-together on the surface but in secret her allergies turn her into a snotty mess. When she meets a new friend, something terrible happens on their night out sending Lottie into a mental and emotional spiral! I really love Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics so it’s disappointing that his first Image book is pants. Boy howdy does this series need a story! Barely anything happens in this first volume. There’s the sc Lottie Person is a twentysomething LA fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfectly put-together on the surface but in secret her allergies turn her into a snotty mess. When she meets a new friend, something terrible happens on their night out sending Lottie into a mental and emotional spiral! I really love Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics so it’s disappointing that his first Image book is pants. Boy howdy does this series need a story! Barely anything happens in this first volume. There’s the scene at the end of the first issue and then basically nothing again until the end of the book. In between, we get to see dreary, irritating Lottie and her vapid friends you don’t want to spend any time with living their boring, superficial lives in LA going to parties, making snide comments about what they’re wearing, obsessing about themselves, etc. OMG, my ex-boyfriend is dating my ex-intern! Zzz… Maybe it’s an accurate depiction of how LA girls are but that doesn’t make them worth reading about. A joke detective who’s really into his clothes gets introduced but does nothing. It’s hinted that Lottie’s new allergy pills when mixed with alcohol may be causing some of the darker, perplexing aspects of the story, which was the only interesting part of the whole thing. Otherwise her allergies don’t even play that big a part - so much for the title and premise! The comic might’ve worked better if O’Malley had drawn it in his irreverent over-the-top manga art style to complement his exaggeratedly shallow script but Leslie Hung’s less crazy, more sincere visuals only underline how annoying the characters are and how little there is going on. Oh well. I guess after such a remarkable run of success with the Scott Pilgrim books and Seconds Bryan Lee O’Malley had to stumble sometime. Snotgirl is snot a very good comic at all!
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  • Stacy Fetters
    March 12, 2017
    This doesn't seem like the typical things you get from O'Malley. We have all read and fell in love with Scott Pilgrim. We expect a certain level of awesomeness from him. Reading this synopsis of SnotGirl, you get the feeling that maybe he's changing his game up a bit. And then the shocking twist hits you. Hottie Snottie Lottie is a fashion blogger with a real allergy problem. When she's outside, fresh air, pet dander, flowers, her nose runs like a geyser. Let the snot flow! Good! Good!Visiting h This doesn't seem like the typical things you get from O'Malley. We have all read and fell in love with Scott Pilgrim. We expect a certain level of awesomeness from him. Reading this synopsis of SnotGirl, you get the feeling that maybe he's changing his game up a bit. And then the shocking twist hits you. Hottie Snottie Lottie is a fashion blogger with a real allergy problem. When she's outside, fresh air, pet dander, flowers, her nose runs like a geyser. Let the snot flow! Good! Good!Visiting her doctor, they put her on new medication and things get weirder from there. Her boyfriend Sunny broke up with her and is not dating her ex-assistant. Charlene is copying her style, taking everything Lottie does and making it her own. Jealousy hits hard for Lottie. Lottie's friends don't seem to care much about her and she has given them all truth be told nicknames. Feeling sad and alone, she decides she needs new friends. Grabbing a coffee one day, she meets the Coolgirl, Caroline. Caroline has been following Lottie and wants all the tips on running a very successful blog, just like Lottie. The friendship escalates. At a whiskey bar one night, the unthinkable happens and there may be a dead, bloody body in the bathroom. Lottie has no recollection of what happened. Like she blacked out. Strange things keep recurring, things that make people call her ugly. Calling people horrible names, putting people in their place and even pushing above the limits. At the end of the day, she doesn't remember much. Is Lottie losing her mind? Or is she still heartbroken over Sunny?This was surprising in all aspects. I can't tell you why I enjoyed it, but I did. It was almost like jumping into a Twilight Zone special with a mix of Clueless. When you get to the special twists, your brain screams American Psycho! Ellis would be proud of this, in his own weird way. I'm glad I gave this a try. Lottie has to go return some videotapes now!!
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  • Chihoe Ho
    March 24, 2017
    Lottie Person has a secret. Well, she has plenty of secrets. But her biggest one is that she's a snottie behind the glamourous social persona she puts on. "Snotgirl" is superficial, facetious, one-dimensional, and honestly unfocused and unlikeable - adjectives with negative connotations but used in the best possible way.If you give it enough time, it will actually stick to you like the pesky booger you were trying to pick at but eventually can't be bothered, and perhaps even grow to like it? Plu Lottie Person has a secret. Well, she has plenty of secrets. But her biggest one is that she's a snottie behind the glamourous social persona she puts on. "Snotgirl" is superficial, facetious, one-dimensional, and honestly unfocused and unlikeable - adjectives with negative connotations but used in the best possible way.If you give it enough time, it will actually stick to you like the pesky booger you were trying to pick at but eventually can't be bothered, and perhaps even grow to like it? Plus, that cliffhanger has definitely sucked me in for now. In my mind, Snotgirl exists in the same universe as Gossip Girl, and we all know what an epic showdown that would be. xoxo
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 8, 2017
    Scott Pilgrim encapsulated a certain strand of twentysomething life by turning its dramas and triumphs up to 11. And I loved it, but then it was a strand I recognised, so I would, wouldn't I? Whereas O'Malley's first monthly comic, co-created and drawn by Leslie Hung (whose work I didn't previously know, but she's very good) is not about lovelorn boys in bands, but fashion bloggers. A world I'm fairly sure I wouldn't understand even if I hadn't been getting older in the interim. OK, I can still Scott Pilgrim encapsulated a certain strand of twentysomething life by turning its dramas and triumphs up to 11. And I loved it, but then it was a strand I recognised, so I would, wouldn't I? Whereas O'Malley's first monthly comic, co-created and drawn by Leslie Hung (whose work I didn't previously know, but she's very good) is not about lovelorn boys in bands, but fashion bloggers. A world I'm fairly sure I wouldn't understand even if I hadn't been getting older in the interim. OK, I can still recognise the febrile intensity of the social trauma, and I've never read anything quite so accurate on how allergies affect one's social self-image. But if I'm honest, there are chunks of the plot where I have pretty much no idea what's going on. Still, I think I'm enjoying it?
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  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    February 11, 2017
    this was strange, but I liked it. it's a bit all over the place, and it tries to do a lot of things all at the same time but it's still interesting to read. o'malley's unlikable characters and hung's art made it for me.full review here: https://catshelf.wordpress.com/2017/0...
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  • Anthony
    January 10, 2017
    Scott Pilgrim is one of my favourites and I liked Seconds, so I gave Bryan Lee O'Malleys new ongoing from Image a shot. He's not on art (already a slight disappointment) though, but that doesn't stop him from making lots of references to popular culture.Snotgirl is about a fashion blogger who has really bad allergies. The good thing about this book is that it's plot is easier to summize compared to some other Image books. The main problem that I have is that I found none of the characters really Scott Pilgrim is one of my favourites and I liked Seconds, so I gave Bryan Lee O'Malleys new ongoing from Image a shot. He's not on art (already a slight disappointment) though, but that doesn't stop him from making lots of references to popular culture.Snotgirl is about a fashion blogger who has really bad allergies. The good thing about this book is that it's plot is easier to summize compared to some other Image books. The main problem that I have is that I found none of the characters really likeable. Since they're all supposed to be modern people in the fashion world, with the need to post everything they do online, they're kind of annoying. There are some funny moments and I'm thinking I might be too old or out of touch for this. I don't think I'll be reading the second arc.
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  • Joey Comeau
    March 16, 2017
    This is a difficult book to describe. The main character is a likeable unlikable fashion blogger whose allergies drive her to a new medicine that really messes with her head, and which turns a sharp attractive culture book into a messy unreliably narrated murder mystery?Strange and compelling! This book is gorgeous and very weird. I enjoyed it.
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  • Brendan Nicholls
    March 22, 2017
    Great finale and a massive cliffhanger for the next volume. I quite liked the characters and the overall arc but the comic was never consistent with quality. The tone was all over the place and support characters are strictly that, support only. When the lead character is this unlikable you need someone to have some redeeming qualities.
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  • Merritt K
    March 4, 2017
    Visually it's amazing -- beautiful character designs, outfits, and settings. And it's a pretty charming narrative too, about glamor, superficiality, and fame -- with signature O'Malley supernatural workings in the mix. Really interested to see how it plays out!
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  • Nikki
    March 14, 2017
    3.5 starsDON'T judge a comic book by its cover. I had a hard time rating Snotgirl, wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars. I reeeeeeally liked it. I did. It's more than meets the eye with its kooky, irreverant humour and subtle darkness. And what I really appreciated was how it's basically Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT in an updated form. But I know this isn't a comic for everyone. Behind the social media- and fashionista-fueled lampooning, there isn't a lot else to go on and it's all over the place wh 3.5 starsDON'T judge a comic book by its cover. I had a hard time rating Snotgirl, wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars. I reeeeeeally liked it. I did. It's more than meets the eye with its kooky, irreverant humour and subtle darkness. And what I really appreciated was how it's basically Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT in an updated form. But I know this isn't a comic for everyone. Behind the social media- and fashionista-fueled lampooning, there isn't a lot else to go on and it's all over the place where the story is concerned. Often, you have no idea where the plot is going or how it got to be where it is by the end. The story takes some seriously mysterious and dark twists, but they're unexpected. Snotgirl, despite its flaws, was a joyful surprise. It kept me intrigued and left me wanting for more. I think I'll stick around to see how Vol. 2 plays out.
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  • Julie
    March 17, 2017
    Eh. I expected more. It was kind of boring for the most part. Lottie was rude and her allergies are weird and not fully explained. Everything was super confusing. I'm assuming there's some sort of mystery that has to do with Lottie's meds, but I'm not entirely sure. Overall super confusing, but I liked the art style. I'll pick up the next volume cause I want to see where it's going to go from the cliffhanger it ended on. Hopefully it'll get better.
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  • Mehsi
    February 16, 2017
    I am sorry, but what? I have been meaning to read this comic for some time, and finally all 5 issues are out. But now after reading I wish I hadn't. It is not the art, the art is just perfection, I really love the style, how the characters are drawn, how everything is drawn. It is so vibrant, fun, and it really pops out. I love how Snottie, um, Lottie is drawn. I definitely am happy to see so many different body types presented. Not only super thin, but also normal, and slightly more chubby.Howe I am sorry, but what? I have been meaning to read this comic for some time, and finally all 5 issues are out. But now after reading I wish I hadn't. It is not the art, the art is just perfection, I really love the style, how the characters are drawn, how everything is drawn. It is so vibrant, fun, and it really pops out. I love how Snottie, um, Lottie is drawn. I definitely am happy to see so many different body types presented. Not only super thin, but also normal, and slightly more chubby.However, without the art.... the book falls apart. As I also read somewhere else, and I am definitely agreeing with it, each issue ends on a cliffhanger (or kind of a cliffhanger), but then the next issue it is as if nothing happened. Of course eventually stuff will be mentioned, but really it was just chaos. It didn't flow right. We have some mystery, some pills that do stuff (though what is the biggest question). I also have a serious doubt about what is real and fantasy in this book. Is Cool Girl dead? Or is she alive? Is she some sort of zombie? What is up with Charlene? What is up with those new pills? Where did Lottie's old doctor go? What is up with the random police/detective guy stuff? Why is everyone so interested in Lottie? Why did Lottie go out with Sunny and why does she keep bumping into him (I really don't believe a word that he was just invited like that)? And then there are a whole bunch of other questions I have. Plus I expected way worse from the fact this was called Snotgirl. Yes, there are a few disgusting scenes that made me shiver (especially since the snot was everywhere), but in general it was pretty tame. Charlene was just terrible. I disliked her from the start, but was highly confused with the last issue (#5) and what happened there. Still I think it would be best if she wasn't around. She might have been a fan of Charlene, but that is in no way a reason to just act the way she did. :| Lottie's friends were so-so, I don't really get why she is hanging out with them. Often I didn't really get the friends vibe. Lottie was often highly annoyed with them. Lottie was a pretty OK girl, though I did think she was a bit too shallow. How she just expected everyone to know her, how she kept talking about how awesome she was or her blog. There were times I really liked her, but quite often I was just shaking my head at the stuff she said/thought. I did love her hair though, and her fashion sense is also pretty nice. I did love the blogging parts, I wish they were more prominent. All in all, a book that was mostly miss, but still pretty nice. And again, the art really saved this series. At least for me.2 stars. 1 for Lottie and her fashion sense + her blog. 1 star for the art.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • Austin Gullett
    February 26, 2017
    I read the first issue in singles, but I waited for the trade to read the rest. So, this is a project that Bryan Lee O'Malley of Scott Pilgrim fame is writing, so I was sort of expecting the same sort of cutesy, absurb, endearing stuff. This appears to be the same for Snotgirl up until the last few pages of the first issue, when it becomes apparent that this will actually develop into a psychological thriller. Like, by the end of the last issue in this trade, the best comparison I had for this w I read the first issue in singles, but I waited for the trade to read the rest. So, this is a project that Bryan Lee O'Malley of Scott Pilgrim fame is writing, so I was sort of expecting the same sort of cutesy, absurb, endearing stuff. This appears to be the same for Snotgirl up until the last few pages of the first issue, when it becomes apparent that this will actually develop into a psychological thriller. Like, by the end of the last issue in this trade, the best comparison I had for this was American Psycho. You know, if American Psycho was about the LA Instagram scene instead of the New York business scene. Things shift between funny and cutesy to lude and violent. Everything is written with a layer of irony that I originally mistook for jabs at millennials or whatever, but this was not the case. For some reason, the violence and bizarre psychological horror meshes perfectly with the social scene in which O'Malley and Leslie Hung have situated it. Who knew? Anyway, some parts were weird or disturbing, but I think I only felt that way because I was expecting Scott Pilgrim/Seconds and got Brett Easton Ellis. I'm going to read the next few issues and see if the thriller premise takes off or not.
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  • Laura D
    March 2, 2017
    Nice artwork and character designs. The pacing could have been a lot better, I had no idea how much time had passed between events. None of the characters are likeable so far. Overall, it had enough to make me want to read the next volume.
  • Cecilia
    March 16, 2017
    There are several things I liked with Snotgirl. The artwork (that are really colorful and kind of clean-messy-manga like), the concept (with an fashion blogger with green hair (love that hair!)) and how the main character is mean. What confused me what the storyline, because it jumped back and forth a lot. One page Lottie (the maincharacter) is normal, hanging with friends, and on the next she sees a girl lying "dead" bleeding on a bathroom floor - just to wake up the next day with no memory aft There are several things I liked with Snotgirl. The artwork (that are really colorful and kind of clean-messy-manga like), the concept (with an fashion blogger with green hair (love that hair!)) and how the main character is mean. What confused me what the storyline, because it jumped back and forth a lot. One page Lottie (the maincharacter) is normal, hanging with friends, and on the next she sees a girl lying "dead" bleeding on a bathroom floor - just to wake up the next day with no memory after that incident. But it kind of was cleared up in the end (to a degree) and I think I will continue with the series. If not just to see what will happens.
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  • Jenni
    March 26, 2017
    the art/coloring in this are both mesmerizing and excellent, and perhaps compensatory for the fact that Lottie is unlikable as well as unreliable, marked by dialed up vapidity and anxiety. I like to give at least a second volume a chance before I write a series off so Snotgirl has a shot at redemption for me based on the aesthetic quality alone.
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  • Rachel L
    March 19, 2017
    This was a very unexpected treat. I saw this book at work, however wasn't planning to read it until I saw it at the library. While hesitant to pick up a graphic novel about a girl with a peculiar allergy problem, I am glad that I did.Snotgirl is set in LA and stars fashion blogger, Lottie Person. Amongst a colourful and humorous cast of characters, the story turns dark when one of her friends mysteriously dies and reappears. If you are looking for something with a good dose of humour, edge and m This was a very unexpected treat. I saw this book at work, however wasn't planning to read it until I saw it at the library. While hesitant to pick up a graphic novel about a girl with a peculiar allergy problem, I am glad that I did.Snotgirl is set in LA and stars fashion blogger, Lottie Person. Amongst a colourful and humorous cast of characters, the story turns dark when one of her friends mysteriously dies and reappears. If you are looking for something with a good dose of humour, edge and mystery; this is definitely worth checking out! The only part that saddens me is that the book ends on a cliffhanger and the second volume has yet to be released. The first world torture is real.
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  • Sarah
    March 12, 2017
    That... kind of sucked. It was all over the place plot-wise, the characters had no depth (yes, I understand it was supposed to be a satire but it was poorly done), and it quite confusing at times because of how often it jumped back and forth. I really expected more from this - especially from Bryan Lee O'Malley. The art was amazing, though (the saving grace).
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  • Melike
    March 26, 2017
    açıkçası pek beğenmedim çünkü kurguyu anlamadım??havada kalan karakterler vardı. çizimler çok güzeldi tho
  • Rowan Bradley
    March 19, 2017
    I honestly dont know what just happened in this
  • Katie
    March 22, 2017
    WHAT DID I JUST READ??
  • Meg
    March 14, 2017
    4.5I loved this. It was so cute and gorgeous. It was also super confusing because Lottie is an unreliable narrator so i'm DYING to find out what's really happening.
  • alex
    March 7, 2017
    I'M ALREADY SO INCREDIBLY INTO THIS COMIC AND IT APPEALS TO ME IN A WAY I CAN'T BELIEVEleslie hung is a huge inspiration for me artistically and this whole comic was unsurprisingly beautiful. the fashion was amazing. like seriously, i want all of lottie's clothes. the writing was really great too, it was funny and interesting and while i can see this not appealing to certain people it was so ME. i love lottie. she's such an interesting character with interesting development and i can't get enoug I'M ALREADY SO INCREDIBLY INTO THIS COMIC AND IT APPEALS TO ME IN A WAY I CAN'T BELIEVEleslie hung is a huge inspiration for me artistically and this whole comic was unsurprisingly beautiful. the fashion was amazing. like seriously, i want all of lottie's clothes. the writing was really great too, it was funny and interesting and while i can see this not appealing to certain people it was so ME. i love lottie. she's such an interesting character with interesting development and i can't get enough of her. this put me in such a nice mood but i'm also really excited to read volume 2 when it's out. the plot is getting so good and i love all the other characters too, they feel so dimensional. definitely read this if you want something fun/visually stunning!!!
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  • Alex
    March 11, 2017
    I feel like it's good start and I'm interested to see where this goes. It is a little confusing after about Issue 2, but It starts to make sense towards the end of the volume.I will be continuing on and hoping that the story develops a bit more in the later issues
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  • David Schwan
    March 5, 2017
    I saw this reviewed somewhere (might have been boingboing). Fun read. The primary character is a 27 year old fashion blogger who has given nicknames to all her friends. One former intern of hers gives her the nickname snotgirl because of her allergies. Hovering in the background is the handsome policy detective. This volume introduces the characters. I assume the story going forward has some legs.
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  • Jenefer R
    March 5, 2017
    Bring on Volume 2 because that ending left me hanging!
  • Chad Harmon
    February 28, 2017
    The main character is a vapid fashion blogger who hates her friends. And there's a lot to hate there. Everyone in this book is completely unlikable. There's very little plot here. Just Snotgirl going to parties and buying coffee. Leslie Hung's art was the only bright spot.Received an advance copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alexis U
    January 2, 2017
    I love Bryan Lee OMalley's sense of humor and Leslie Hung's art is absolutely beautiful. This series gets more interesting and strange with every issue. Lottie is such a weird, shallow, clueless, but still relatable character (kind of like a more chic lady Scott Pilgrim). I can't wait for this summer so I can read more of this.
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