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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Secret Weirdo by Lauren Barnett

Secret Weirdo
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 20 pages, $5
Lauren is out to convince people that she is secretly a weirdo. In order to do this, she drew a series of comics depicting stories from her life, mostly from her childhood. In the 3rd grade she started a lemonade stand and a cleaning business in order to save up money for a boombox, but she took it to the extreme, ordering an official lemonade stand from the Solo cup folks and publishing a newsletter for her cleaning business. Other oddities include a strange birthday present request, putting an egg in the freezer, stealing random objects from her aunt's house, and being freakishly larger than her older sister. These are not cute comics, though. Don't you dare call Lauren's comics "cute." But do order this from her. And do check out her blog: http://www.melikesyou.blogspot.com/
email to order: laurenmbarnett@gmail.com or order from her etsy shop.
Review by Dan Murphy, publisher of Elephant Mess and The Juniper, PO Box 363, Edwardsville IL 62025 USA, http://www.juniperbug.blogspot.com/

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