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Depression is Fun!

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Hineni Consciousness Press
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Rob
Dec 21, 2007 Rob rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Serious fans of Nina Paley
Shelves: 2007, comix
Unfortunately, Depression Is Fun mostly represents the "bitter ex" facet of Nina Paley's artwork; she is much better known for her incisive and acidly sarcastic commentary on overpopulation and American commercialism. However, given that the latter topics would utterly destroy the sales potential of any comic collection, I should try to keep my expectations under control, and instead praise this rare find for its hilarious parody of 1990s American culture. There is plenty of material there, rip ...more
Peacegal
Oct 07, 2015 Peacegal rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
I first became aware of Paley through her childfree comics, a breath of fresh air in the often baby-crazed world of memoir strips.

In this collection, she tackles a variety of issues inspired by her own life, but it's the sardonic cover and title that really hooked me. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is laugh.
Christine
Dec 05, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
It was great to re-read this collection of Urbana born and raised Nina Paley. My cartoonist daughter credits Paley as an early influence. My comic books-actual books by Trudeau, Paley, Nicolle Hollander, and others were all on two lower bookshelves in a large upper hallway where Emi often played.
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