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Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  2,138 ratings  ·  245 reviews
Fans of Poorly Drawn Lines, Liz Climo, Randall Munroe, and The Oatmeal will love this riotous collection marking the return of optimistic Heart and analytical Brain with over 60 brand-new, never-before-seen comics.

Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brai
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published October 20th 2015)
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Becky B It is probably best appreciated by teens and adults, but there is nothing inappropriate for younger readers.

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Anusha Narasimhan
Eyes: Look, there's a new book by The Awkward Yeti.
Heart: Buy it. NOW!
Brain: Calm down, Heart. The book isn't released yet.
Heart: So what? Let's request an ARC. You can be really dumb sometimes, Brain!
*Receives an Advance Review Copy*
Heart: I love Andrews McMeel Publishing! They've approved all our ARC requests so far. Let's start reading now.
Gut: I'm pretty sure the title is misleading. There isn't going to be a lot about me.
Heart: Doesn't matter. Let's read.
Gut: There is going to be a lot of s
Scarlet Cameo
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rc-16
Oh! I love Heart and Brain!!!

I met this strip a few time ago, thanks to this image:

Yeah, i know that my heart and my brain didn’t fight because both of them like reading, but i honestly get excited by this strip that look so funny and it was as great as it looks

In this book we can see so many strips about very different themes, but mostly about food, the tongue and the stomach are part of the main characters here. I must be honest i try to eat healty and, some times, i fail miserably, also happe
With a title saying 'Gut Instincts' and a cover full of guts you would expect MANY jokes and cartoons about/with guts.

Well, I truth it's more about Heart and Brain than the new group of characters. Heart and Brain continue with their daily battles and, if you are lucky, you meet Tongue, Stomach, Sweet Tooth, Guts, Gallbladder, Kidney, Bladder, Liver, Lungs... alongside. I would have liked to see more of them all, I feel they weren't sufficiently exploited. I hoped for more of 'guts' and less of
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Oh, how I love this web comic! And the collection includes even more great stuff. Heart and Brain are kind of like the Pinky and the Brain of the body: Heart is the playful, silly one and Brain is the rational worrier. Together, they star in funny, yet poignant, comics about every day life. It’s a great escape, especially if something big and worrisome has been stressing you out. (Like, say, 2016?)

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May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh goodness. A serendipitous find in the library, these three books... never would have seen them if I relied entirely on the hold system.

Brain on the computer, Heart hanging out preventing Brain from getting anything done.

H: Is the world getting worse?
B: Worse? (closes computer) I don't know. It has never been all that great. But one thing is consistent.
H: What?
B: No matter how many BAD people there are, or how powerful they get, there are always more GOOD people. People who, at the very least,
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Patricija - aparecium_libri
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun and simplistic.
I was actually disappointed that in his second collection that I'm reading now he didn't include gut, stomach, kidney and the rest of the organs
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A completely accurate -at times preachy-description of the human body. I loved all the single panel comics but ended up wishing for more screen time for gallbladder...
Stewart Tame
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm in awe of Nick Seluk's ability to personify internal organs. He's able to set up situations that everyone can relate to, but from a perspective that's radically unfamiliar. Waking up in the wee hours of the morning to go to the bathroom takes on a whole new life when you see Bladder insistently poking Lars, the titular Yeti, and prying his eyelids open. Seluk's inventiveness seemingly knows no bounds. This book is, if anything, even more enjoyable than the previous Heart and Brain collection ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
As always, I think I enjoyed the single-panel comics best, but this is still a delightful conceit and comic series.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, cartoons
If you have seen Heart and Brain online, then you know what you are getting from this second collection of the online cartoon.

Here are some examples of what you will find inside:

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Like any collection, if you know and love the comics, then you must have it. If you don't know them, you might want to read them online first, and the decide. This was a fine collection with a few laughs. Not my favorite online comic, but it might be someones.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I knew from this comic because I had seen some strips of it on facebook, so I gave it a go. I have to say that it has very funny little stories, but it also has some boring ones. I guess that the fact of reading so much about more or less the same thing (the dichotomy between heart and brain) can get boring after a while. In this regard, I find it great that the author also gets other organs to appear, like the tongue, estomac, eyes, lungs... and when they appear they provide a funny twist on th ...more
Wayne McCoy
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts' by Nick Seluk is an Awkward Yeti collection. I love this comic strip for its humor and wise insight into how we humans work.

The comic strip is primarily Heart and Brain, but this time around they are joined by other members of the human body. We have tongue wanting to eat anything, while stomach complains about being full. Throughout, irritable bowels shows up to voice its complaint. Mainly, Heart wants what it wants now, and Brain wants to be productive and prag
Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection

I Picked Up This Book Because: Looked entertaining.

The Story:

It was entertaining. Heart is wild and a dreamer, Brain is much more practical and they obviously go through some trials trying to get along. This surprised me on the introspection inspiration these drawings lead to, I was kinda just expecting silly fun. It did go on a bit long for my tastes but maybe that’s because I digested it so fast.

The Random Thoug
Megan (ReadingRover)
What I realized after reading my second Heart and Brain book is that I enjoy specific comics but I don’t love reading the entire books in one shot as a whole. Each comic is witty and amusing but only on an individual basis. As a whole they begin to blend together and become kind of meh. I definitely enjoyed the fact that the other organs made appearances in this book. It created some variety within the boom. Plus they added some additional humor with each of their specific quirks.
Jan 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: remo-2021
I did not enjoy this one as much as some of the others. While they are still funny, the rest of the characters are just not my favorite.
This comic remains clean and cute in a world of nasty comics though, which is awesome!
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's just adorable. Definitely one to pick up and read when you need a pick me up. ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, comics
I love Heart and Brain (and Tongue).
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: challenge-2017
This book is laugh out loud funny. I lost it during the yogurt comic.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love these drawings so much. It goes from funny to deeply relatable and hitting close to home in a couple pages.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one was just as cute and funny as the first one! I can't wait to read more!! ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Brain wanted to read something else but heart insisted....
The awkward yeti never disappoints :)
Michelle Spencer
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What better way to make relatable content than to use organs as your main characters? We all have ‘em. And even though we don’t talk much about them, everyone who reads this will find something that makes them say, “Yep, been there.” Like being woken up at 4AM by Bladder, then being kept awake until the alarm goes off by Brain. This could even be a fun and quirky way to review basic anatomy and physiology.

This was a delightful collection full of classics and many I had never seen before! I would
Montzalee Wittmann
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts by Nick Seluk is a cartoon book of organ characters depicting thoughts and feelings, in humorous ways, of life and love. It is very clever and silly and often true. The art is adorable and fun. Most of the cartoons are very relatable to life and many I could smile or giggle at, some weren't so much. Overall it was a good book. I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review. ...more
Phoebe Andamo
Eyes: Look! A new book!
Brain: Nice. But I got more things to do so--
*Heart clicks it*
Heart: You're welcome.
Brain: What am I talking about?
Heart: WEEEE! Let's read it now.
Brain: Fine. I guess few pages won't hurt.
Heart: We can read this in one sitting.
Brain: But--
Heart: We CAN do it! Do it! DO it!
Brain: ...
Brain: Now, let's make a review.
Tongue: PiZZSA!!
Heart: I'm with Tongue on this one!

(*Tooth looms in the background: MODIFICATION.)
Marcus Widén
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feel-good-books
This is amazing.

It is funny, smart and sometimes thought provoking.

I will read from time to time. I think the comic is excellent to read if you are having a bad day. I laughed out loud several times.

So, the book has alot of heart and brain......


I will show myself out. :)

Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love heart and brain.

These are so cute and fun. I love them all. I adore the characters. This collection was cute but I don't think there was enough not released on the internet.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love everything about the awkward yeti
Jorge Rosas
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t stop Reading it, or laughing in a very loud way, it was completely hilarious, better than the first one now that we have more organs interacting.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Such an adorable and cute comic!! I was smiling the entire time 💕
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