I was given a digital ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Author & Illustrator: Sarah Anderson
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: humor, relationships, comics
My Rating: ★★★★☆
This short review is spoiler free!
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A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.
Vamp 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 a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.
[ This synopsis was taken directly from Goodreads. ]
This web comic series by Sarah Anderson was originally published on Tapas, and I’ve been following it ever since it was first published online. When I saw that they were making a physical bind-up, I was intrigued.
The book contains the comics that were originally published online as well as some exclusive panels. It follows the relationship of Elsie (a vampire) and Jimmy (a werewolf). It is not like a traditional story with a plot, per say. This comic highlights the ins and outs of their romantic relationship with short snippets of their life together. It’s super cute and hilarious!
I love how Sarah Anderson took aspects of a normal relationship and combined them with the lore of vampires and werewolves. Elsie and Jimmy lead relatively normal lives, and it’s funny to read how the author incorporated the quirks of being paranormal into their relationship.
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The art style is a little less cartoon-ish than Sarah Anderson’s other series, Sarah’s Scribbles. However, it’s still very simple and pleasant to look at. There’s no color in this series, but there doesn’t need to be. It’s great as black and white. I think she does such a great job with the line work that color would take away from its simplistic beauty.
I also like how Sarah made Elsie favor dark colors while Jimmy wears a lot of lighter colors to highlight how their natures are so different yet they complement each other. Plus, it’s easier to differentiate them on each panel since they wear such contrasting colors.
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Overall, this was a cute and funny read! I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for something quick to make them smile!
I AM THE QUEEN OF DARKNE– ooh puppy!
I freaking love Elsie with all my heart.
I give Fangs 4 stars! If you’re too impatient to wait for the actual book, you can start reading the web comic on Tapas. However, I think the book will be well worth the wait!
Until next time….
This was an enjoyable book, and despite them being monsters, their relationship issues are relatable as they work through the awkwardness and excitement of being a new couple.