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Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,988 ratings  ·  318 reviews
From former Buzzfeed illustrator Adam Ellis comes a collection of autobiographical comics that follows a year in the artist’s life.

Adam’s comics deal with weightier topics like seasonal affective disorder and struggles with self-esteem, while also touching on the silly and absurd—like his brief, but intense obsession with crystals. With a bright, positive outlook and a se
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

Adam Ellis is one of my favorite webcomic artists of all time, and Super Chill is a delightful collection of his comics that I think most anxiety-ridden millennials can relate to from start to finish. Or... maybe it's just me who also finds themselves succumbing to crystal collecting obsessions and feeling the pressing need to call my mom and ask her to schedule my appointments despite my being a grown woman?


This is adorable, and hilarious, and I love Adam Ellis. That is all.

Thank you
Paul Falk
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
Armed with a vivid imagination, the author presented himself in a goofy, sometimes satirical and even far-reaching look at everyday situations. It was accompanied with masterful illustrations. Jabs at the ho hum existence of everyday life in his world came alive with highly entertaining drawings and captions.

An over-riding quizzical look was taken of the insecurities and anxieties that surface during daily living. Delivered in good taste, our strengths, weaknesses, and inner thoughts that would
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
⭐️4 stars⭐️

Short and funny read. I definitely enjoyed it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this.
Tori (alwaysbookphoenix) Kisamore
I received this as a free eARC from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. So thank you to both of them for this!

Adam Ellis has a pretty not-awesome reputation on Reddit for being mediocre at best. And as much as I have enjoyed some of his comics, I kind of have to agree. Some of them were amazing and really relatable (like the one titled "Dr. Feelbad") but then others were just bland and felt pointless. I was able to read this book in what felt like two seconds because
Jun 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
Wish I could give it 0.5/5.
and im only giving that because i learned adam quit his buzzfeed job. good for him.

unfunny, juvenile, "relatable and quirky", pesky art style.

just dont read it lol
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: march-2020
I was a fan of his comics on Instagram but stopped following him a while ago. The first comic was hella funny.
Carol Flores
If you’re in your 20s, like me, I’m sure you’re going to find this relatable. Adulting is quite hard sometimes because society tells us we have to have our shit together, that by the time you’re 25 or less, you already have to achieve all this:
-nice job that pays more than just the bills
-workout on a daily basis
-talk to people and don’t get exhausted
-be successful career-wise
-travel several times in the year
-engaged to a significant other

And you know what? Whoever can achieve this without stre
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a huge fan of Adam Ellis for quite some time now. I love his style of humor, and often find myself looking up more of his comics online. I was so excited when I seen this collection available on NetGalley, and I knew I simply had to review it! Let's just say that it did not disappoint! I always find his comics to be relatable, yet absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to read more from him, and I will definitely be picking up a few of these books to gift to my friends.

A huge thank you t
A selection of comic strips of the artist as a goofy young male! Great laugh, beautiful illustrations highlights the difficulty to live or to have experience anxiety with a funny sweet way!
Some of the strips are really hilarious.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I like the art style, but I can't say I find any of it really funny! ...more
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it

Super Chill is an interesting collection of short, fun, satirical, and even far-reaching looks at everyday situations comic filled with beautiful illustrations and vibrant colors. The characters were fun and the comics were relatable.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

OMG, I laughed so so much. And not just me, I also whatsapped my fiance with some of the comics and I dare to bet people have looked at him funnily given his reaction back to me. :P

I have read a few Adam Ellis comics, but only a few. So I was pretty dang excited to see a whole book of them. And boy, they are so good.

The comics are about a variety of things, from student loans (Nobody cares!), going to Japan (Gudetama and relatin
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Adam Ellis is a creator of comics and previously was an illustrator at Buzzfeed. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously is his second book of comics and it chronicles a year in his life of his life. It is a quick read with nice artwork that will most surely put a smile on your face.

I hadn’t heard of Adam Ellis before or seen any of his webcomics but I enjoyed Super Chill. His comics are relatable and funny and there is a few quirky ones in the mix as well. The topics are wide-ranging from quitt
Oct 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Super Chill is a collection of former Buzzfeed employee Adam Ellis's webcomics. They feature Adam and some of his daily struggles and interactions from anxiousness about making a phone call, a fling with the "healing art" of crystals, his relationship with his cat, and more. However, the main theme is how Peak Millennial Adam is. And it's annoying. If this is how Boomers and others see Millennials, no wonder they think we're lazy, agoraphobic children. Some may find Super Chill to be a mirror te ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
DISCLAIMER I received an Advance Reader Copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts: this is 100% relatable content. For example:

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Adam has a really strong presence in social media, especially on Instagram, where his comics and illustrations offer daily entertainment that you can relate with and this book is not an exception.
Jared McDonald
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This comic style book provides humorous content on what it's like to have anxiety when dealing with regular everyday normal situations. It's relatable, funny and on point for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced anxiety. Ellis does well channeling that negative energy into something positive that everyone can enjoy. ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highly relatable and hilarious.
3.5 stars

The art is totally easy to the eyes. Some of the anecdotes are relatable but some just flew over my head. Definitely want to check out more of his works.

Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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I got an ARC of this book.

So I am a fan of the comics by Ellis. I see them around and generally enjoy them. I enjoy his tumblr when I see it. I never go out of my way to find his stuff, because it is just everywhere. I generally enjoy and even laugh at the comics I do see. 

However, this book didn't really do it for me. There were a few where I laughed internally, but nothing out loud. No snorting. No weird looks from my dog for the weird sounds I mad
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ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you think this style of comic strips before, that is due to Ellis before a former Buzzfeed illustrator where he has posted his artwork before. Ellis even has his own instagram account as well where he shares his comics as well. Like in Super Chill, Ellis’s comics are based on his that are re
Diane Hernandez
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Usually graphic memoirs are either funny or have good art but not both. Luckily, Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously has both laugh-out-loud (but embarrassingly familiar) slices of life and clearly beautiful artwork.

What if your memory foam pillow starts whispering about the worst events of your life? Your DNA results come back 37% chicken nuggets? You have just discovered the 100% most efficient and effective method for clean dishes (that every 20-year-old has found before you)? Hint: it in
Once again, this is a case of if you like a particular cartoonist that you follow online, you will like them in a dead tree collection too. So, if you have read Adam Ellis, and liked or even loved his work, you should go out and get this collection. The jokes are funny, in a peculiar way, as evidence the two I have put below.

If you have never head of Adam, and like what you see here, it is a quick read, and you might enjoy this collection.

I found these mildly amusing, and oddly funny, although I
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was fine. It told me what it was on the cover and I shouldn't have expected more.
However- still fell flat to me. A lot of the comics were uninspired, unoriginal and, most importantly, already published on his instagram. I follow him on social media and found that I had already read 3/4 of this book just through his feed.
I certainly believe that Adam is going through some stuff and genuinely tries to bring humor to his anxious/depressed life, but I have seen this illustrated by several o
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-read, e-books
Adam Ellis' comics have always been hit or miss with me. Hoopla had this one available and it's super short so I decided to give it a chance. I feel like an a-hole saying this, but while I appreciate Adam tacking difficult issues, like depression and anxiety, most of the comics in the book felt rather bland and even, rather pointless to me. There were only a handful that were relatable and even less that received a real chuckle, so it wasn't enough to pull this one together for me. If you're a f ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
I've been a fan of Adam Ellis for awhile, and his comics always bring a smile to my face. This collection did not disappoint!! I was so lucky to receive an advance copy and I will continue to cherish Adam's work! DO follow him on Facebook etc. as his all-too-relatable content is always worth a view. ...more
Susie Dumond
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Adam Ellis and his webcomics, and this book definitely lived up to what I expect from him. It’s funny and relatable and fast-paced, and it definitely made me laugh out loud. Some of the comics are ones I’ve seen before on his social media, but most of them were new to me. This would make a great gift!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Eli Claire
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A fun collection of comics from an anxious, cat-loving, Gudetama-obsessed guy, who writes about real life in a hilarious way. There were lots of new comics I had never seen before, and some classics were included (that’s why you never pick a hangnail)! For fans of Adam Ellis’ work, or anyone who wants to laugh at how ridiculous it is to be a geeky adult in this day and age.
January Gray
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A humorous look at serious/and not so serious issues.
I highly recommend!
Very insightful and enjoyable!
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of Adam Ellis for quite some time. This was a great read. Such a talent!
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, netgalley, comics
This was really relatable and extremely hilarious!!
Another case of an artist I follow online and I wasn't disappointed with their book. I highly recommend checking him out.
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