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I didn t rate this so low because of the naive drawing style There are great examples of artists who started out with similar styles who manage to be funny, insightful and touching Julia Wertz comes to mind, even though by now her drawing style is far from naive But Clumsy is just crude, the humor seems really outdated and at least for me the whole sex scenes were like schoolboy fantasies instead of meaningful glimpses into relationships I felt embarrassed reading it because it s TMI all I didn t rate this so low because of the naive drawing style There are great examples of artists who started out with similar styles who manage to be funny, insightful and touching Julia Wertz comes to mind, even though by now her drawing style is far from naive But Clumsy is just crude, the humor seems really outdated and at least for me the whole sex scenes were like schoolboy fantasies instead of meaningful glimpses into relationships I felt embarrassed reading it because it s TMI all the way through and the few sweet or even remotely funny strips are outweighed by mainly boasts of the sex the author had with his then girlfriend for what else are there so many of these strips and relationship stories that are bordering on the banal Since Chris Ware who is a fantastic storyteller gave a glowing blurb for this one, I bought this but the blurb or any association with Ware is misleading For me, Clumsy feels like an awkward, sometimes even mean spirited way of dealing with a break up it s a bit like drawn revenge porn and I feel for the ex and yes, the book obviously has its fan base but at least for me, it is far far far from being the finest work out there when it comes to autobiographical comics about love try Bellen comics if you find them, there s no breakup, no weird sex scenes but plenty of beauty, humor and charm and an astounding creative evolution in Box Brown s writing style Fuck This Book.Seriously.This is a godawful piece of shit.With a glowing blurb on the back cover, written by the great Chris Ware, I expected something at least worth reading But it s not It is actually a waste of time.I hate the style in which this is drawn It is unpleasant It looks like a particularly untalented toddler drew it And, if that added anything to the story, I would appreciate it But it doesn t add anything In fact, when you can see that Brown has made a mistake and, ins Fuck This Book.Seriously.This is a godawful piece of shit.With a glowing blurb on the back cover, written by the great Chris Ware, I expected something at least worth reading But it s not It is actually a waste of time.I hate the style in which this is drawn It is unpleasant It looks like a particularly untalented toddler drew it And, if that added anything to the story, I would appreciate it But it doesn t add anything In fact, when you can see that Brown has made a mistake and, instead of re drawing the panel, simply scribbled out the error, you can see how much effort was put in to this work I feel cheated by the artist.And the actual narrative is astonishing in its blandness Essentially a character piece only because there is nothing else going on , this comic makes it very hard to feel anything for these characters I thought, at first, they were supposed to be in junior high And then, it seemed that maybe the lady love interest was mentally handicapped because of discussions of her mental capacities in the story, not because I m an asshole But mostly I was just confused.There was a lot of whining, a lot of crying, and a lot of clinginess I generally don t believe art requires verisimilitude to be successful, but Do people really act like this Brown confuses cutesy, twee shit for some kind of emotional sincerity And the sex scenes seem exploitative Just because you have comic characters giving blowjobs doesn t mean your work is subversive or edgy Unless it s done expertly, explicit sex in comics can make the artist seem desperate for attention.1 Annoying Twat out of 5 @Free Pdf ⚞ Clumsy ó Clumsy is Jeffrey Brown s debut workClumsy is the bittersweet story of a year long, long distance relationship, told through snippets of everyday life, drawn in a simple and elegantly awkward style that heightens the emotional impact and leaves you reminiscing about your own past love affairs Oh, and it also has a lot of sex Story about a couple who have sex Andsex And then somesex Sex in the shower Sex at the beach They have sex everywhere and all the time It lost its novelty almost from the beginning There is only so much sex you can see, especially when the illustrations suck and the two people involved could both use a good wax job Both are too clingy and emotionally needy of each other If you re looking for plot, there s not much of one If you re looking for sex scenes, there s an overload Story about a couple who have sex Andsex And then somesex Sex in the shower Sex at the beach They have sex everywhere and all the time It lost its novelty almost from the beginning There is only so much sex you can see, especially when the illustrations suck and the two people involved could both use a good wax job Both are too clingy and emotionally needy of each other If you re looking for plot, there s not much of one If you re looking for sex scenes, there s an overload of them However, if you think it s of the sexy kind, wrong book Polarized between trite and pervy, this cartoon failed to touch on anything in between It holds very little value outside of the prurient interest of cartoon figures fucking Here, simple is nothan stupid. Truly a horrible experience.As an avid connoisseur of all things comics, I can safely state that this is one of the worst comics I ve ever read I would only recommend it to people as an example of how to make the most atrocious book ever created.The art is poor and is uninteresting to look at It doesn t even strike me as intentionally lousy , but rather a series of sketches that had no effort put into it minor spoilers Story wise, it is also completely unengaging and cringe worthy It s a sa Truly a horrible experience.As an avid connoisseur of all things comics, I can safely state that this is one of the worst comics I ve ever read I would only recommend it to people as an example of how to make the most atrocious book ever created.The art is poor and is uninteresting to look at It doesn t even strike me as intentionally lousy , but rather a series of sketches that had no effort put into it minor spoilers Story wise, it is also completely unengaging and cringe worthy It s a sappy tale of a young adult who falls in love, goes through the motions, and experiences heartbreak This is a typical story and could have been captivating had it been told from anyone but the narrator selfish manchild s perspective When reading, I never set out to actively hate any character, but this book gave me endless reasons to constantly hate the protagonist I felt like it gave me no reason to feel sympathetic to his heartbreak and actually took pleasure in seeing him unhappy That was my only enjoyment I derived from this book.Steer clear of anyone who recommends this book because they either hate you or like seeing you waste your valuable time and resources If there s High Church and Low Church for the graphics half of graphic novels, this book is the leaky shack of the First Antioch Free Will Baptist Church in BFE, Alabama That s fine by me, I m in this genre for the novel half, and I think I tend Low Church anyway The subject matter drew me in to reading this, as I enjoy reading about blossoming relationships going bad and sad, as one does Melancholic Low Church then, sounds promising But it s all really banal, there s little evidence of any If there s High Church and Low Church for the graphics half of graphic novels, this book is the leaky shack of the First Antioch Free Will Baptist Church in BFE, Alabama That s fine by me, I m in this genre for the novel half, and I think I tend Low Church anyway The subject matter drew me in to reading this, as I enjoy reading about blossoming relationships going bad and sad, as one does Melancholic Low Church then, sounds promising But it s all really banal, there s little evidence of any insight into their personalities or relationship, and the breakup comes smack out of nowhere on about the last page It s like the author had never heard of story arc Not really recommended Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The Chicago Public Library recently entered a partnership with online content provider Hoopla, which among other things means I suddenly have access to thousands of old comic books I ve never read before, including most of the back catalog of Top Shelf, Dark Horse and Boom Studios And this also includes Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The Chicago Public Library recently entered a partnership with online content provider Hoopla, which among other things means I suddenly have access to thousands of old comic books I ve never read before, including most of the back catalog of Top Shelf, Dark Horse and Boom Studios And this also includes the first three published books by adored indie artist Jeffrey Brown, his so called Ex Girlfriend Trilogy, so I ve decided to take them on once a month from now until Christmas.Now, admittedly, I ve already read Brown s charming series of recent books exploring the adventures of new dad Darth Vader and his precocious children Luke and Leia, so I know already that he eventually learns as a comics artist to write actual coherent gags and to develop a professional drawing style because otherwise, I probably would ve been just as offended by the sloppy amateurism of his first book, 2003 s Clumsy, as so many other angry, angry reviewers here at Goodreads are And they have every right to be that angry, because it seems almost a crime against humanity that a cartoonist this bad should have racked up such a huge amount of accolades and fans at the beginning of his career because to be clear, not only are the vignettes in Clumsy all of them concerning a long distance girlfriend he seems to have had incollege these non narrative little pointless slice of life pieces, but they re not even particularly interesting slices of that life, in many cases seeming to be just literally some random afternoon that Brown happened to pluck out of his memory where absolutely nothing happened and there s no interesting story to relate.I have to admit, it makes for a maddening reading experience, and will inspire many to angrily shake their iPad and scream, Jesus fucking Christ, Brown, won t you just write at least one goddamn story that I was actually glad I took the 60 seconds to read, for God s sake Thankfully, though, he seems to have finally gotten that message by here in the 2010s so that will make it an interesting experience over the next few months to get caught up with all his books between then and now, and to see how this progression into actual readable comics displays itself over the course of fifteen years I ll keep you apprised of the latest but for now, I most decidedly do not recommend starting with this first book of his, which runs the risk of ruining your tolerance for him before you ever get even close to the good stuff Yetevidence that I have a heart of stone The drawings are supposed to be movingly naive, but in fact they re just crap. Jeffrey Brown s crude artistic style is certainly an acquired taste, and many may not get past his drawings However, those willing to delve into his comics will find that his style coincides nicely with the intensely personal nature of his stories Brown, in both his art and his writing, not only brings himself to a level at which the reader can relate to him or even, perhaps, look down on him , but uses his unique storytelling style to offer what seems like a completely honest and exposed acc Jeffrey Brown s crude artistic style is certainly an acquired taste, and many may not get past his drawings However, those willing to delve into his comics will find that his style coincides nicely with the intensely personal nature of his stories Brown, in both his art and his writing, not only brings himself to a level at which the reader can relate to him or even, perhaps, look down on him , but uses his unique storytelling style to offer what seems like a completely honest and exposed account of his relationship with, in this novel, a woman named Theresa.The novel is dedicated to everyone who has ever loved and lost, and Brown certainly doesn t hide much, either of the early thrill of meeting someone new or the devastation of losing that same someone to rather arbitrary factors of distance or simple boredom.The relationship depicted here is one of young adults who have not yet fully left the nest in a few scenes, Jeff and Theresa have sex in a hotel room adjoining the one in which Theresa s parents are staying and the perspectives on relationships here are very much those of people in the early 20s Some may find such a detailed reminder of the idiocy of young lovers grating, but there is no denying the openness and honesty of Brown s account I found it rather charming and the characters somewhat pathetic, and Brown s artwork consistently underscores those aspects