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We Are Here Forever

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  274 ratings  ·  89 reviews
A hilarious graphic novel in which the human race has been supplanted by a sweeter, kinder, happier species...but are they as innocent as they seem? In this post-apocalyptic comedy, it's survival of the cutest!

After the most adorable apocalypse ever, the human race has vanished from the earth, replaced cute, innocent, playful purple creatures called the Puramus. In this hi
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Quirk Books
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i didn’t know anything about this evidently very popular webcomic before BEA, when i encountered these little purple cuddlemonsters on a poster and my WANT muscles were activated, leading my feet to the booth, where i got a signed arc and a pin:

fans/those of you more savvy in the realm of “things that are popular in the world,” will be pleased to know that this is an “all-new, stand-alone collection.” dum-dums like me, who are turning up late to the party (WELCOME, DUM DUMS!), won’t even know th
David Schaafsma
I picked this comics short story collection up from the library almost entirely because of the juxtaposition between the bleak title and the cartoony characters. So what will it be like when humans are gone? There will be these little alien(?) creatures called Puramus living here, exhibiting basically all the foibles that humans displayed. In other words, it's not just human nature but inter-species nature? Gish thanks, among friends and family, her Roomba, and this suddenly occurs to me might l ...more
Lisa Wolf
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The defining word here is CUTE. This little purple aliens are adorable. So what if they've taken over Earth? You just want to hug them, every single page.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, netgalley-2019
An inane comic about aliens who show up on Earth after humans disappear. They randomly go through our stuff and wonder what it is. This should be funnier than it actually is. What it is, is a waste of time.

Received a review copy from Quirk Books and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The main reason I decided to read this story was because of the cover, which is kinda cute and gives off feel-good wibes, and the blurb - mainly the part where it describes the story as "post-apocalyptic sci fi, dry humor, and utter adorability". Just seeing that had me sold. I really thought that this could be one of my new favourite books. But to be completely honest, apart from the cute and adorable illustrations and some of
La Coccinelle
Jul 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Apparently, one doesn't need to have read the webcomic to enjoy this graphic novel. I don't know about that. I thought this was one of the weakest graphic novels I've read recently. Most of the chapters are pretty inane, rather boring, and lacking in any real substance. Only the last one really had anything interesting going for it.

The characters are... well, simple. I don't think they're particularly cute. They're basically just purple cushions with butt cheeks. (Butt cheeks can't carry a whole
Bookteafull (Danny)
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Rating: Undecided between 2 & 2.5 ⭐️

This comic collection somehow managed to be absolutely adorable while simultaneously being a waste of time.

The artwork was vibrant and the dialogue was dumb in an amusing sort of way, but I can’t get over the fact that there really wasn’t any sort of plot or continuity present in this post apocalyptic sci-fi and dry humor graphic novel.

Based on the popular web comic We Are Here Forever, this tale centers on playful purple creatures that have taken over the wo
Melissa Chung
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I want to thank Quirk books for sending this graphic novel for an honest review. I have not heard of Michelle Gish, but she has a webcomic. I tried to look up more information, but all of the websites just go back to this particular graphic novel. I found the graphic novel pleasant. The alien like creatures are super cute. I love their dialogue and the illustrations are awesome. Giving the book 4 stars.

This graphic novel is set in a post apocalyptic Earth. The humans are no more. These creatures
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
cute and also v. weird
Donna Maguire
Review to follow - 3.5 stars
Angel (JurassicReads)
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed

We Are Here Forever by Michelle Gish

Release Date: July 30, 2019
Humor, Fantasy, Aliens
224 pages
Quirk Books sent me a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all humans were replaced with purple, confused cats? I hadn’t before We Are Here Forever, but I honestly love what they’ve done with the place.

We Are Here Forever follows a growing community of Puramus, from the very first year humans have vanished from Earth, to many hundreds
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Another web comic turn into book. I more often then not disappointed by those. There always put a little small on my face, but would I want a complete book of those, maybe there not funny enough, at least for me. This one lack «punch» and intensity in it. Not for me!
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Quirk Books for sending me a copy of this book for review! We Are Here Forever is based on a webcomic which I have not read. It follows cute purple creatures living on a post-apocalyptic earth without humans and it is funny, nuanced, and at times quite incisive, but with a light touch. You can read these vignettes as good fun with silly antics, or as a tongue-in-cheek take on the worst of humanity. I really enjoyed it and would recommend if you like graphic novels!

I will say, the hu
Samantha Beard
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We are Here Forever began its life as a webcomic, and this graphic novel does not hold the full story. However, having no prior knowledge of the webcomic, I felt that I was fully capable of enjoying and loving these funky purple critters. They are full of so much life and emotion, I found myself laughing on every page.

I think this is a great example of an all ages comic. There are some lessons that are great for somewhat younger readers that are important reminders for older readers. This story
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book. It was like “there is a light, should I eat it?” The answer was Next, their favorite food,
also known as flowers! I love this book very much. Their "bravest warriors",made a shelf for the king. The book took place when humans were extinct.They are super cute and eat almost everything(except lights). When they are afraid, they throw rocks at whatever they are afraid of(also known as lights). These cute creatures are called Puramus. They help each other and want peace. Th
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, graphic-novels
I don’t know if I’m missing something or if it’s just not my sense of humor, but I didn’t find this hilarious, as Goodreads describes it. The purumus are cute, but I didn’t get a lot out of the stories. Yes, yes. I get the big thing that’s hinted at from the description on the back and confirmed in the last panel. But I still don’t feel wowed or even mildly entertained.
Looks like the comic has a big following online, and that makes me happy, because the author sounded warm and sweet in the intr
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, physical-2019
Super super cute!

Huge thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book!
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - This was a cute graphic novel that occasionally spoke to human society.

However it was often non-sensible, could've benefited from being in chronological order, and overall was lacking substance. The way this was written just didn't make me want to stop and ponder about the points it was trying to make and the illustrations were often too simplistic for my taste.
The cutest apocalypse ever!!! :)
Mr Osowski
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very sweet. Great art.
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader’s Copy received from Baker & Taylor.

A delightful graphic novel that is refreshingly lighthearted and easy to read. "We Are Here Forever" takes place many years after humans have gone extinct, as well as several other species. The only creatures left on Earth are the Puramus, birds, and maybe a snake. The Puramus are small, purple creatures are nigh indestructible, adorably innocent, and carefree. This graphic novel hops about in different periods of time and space, with some shor
Katie Eskilson
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Super cute book, but maybe I’m a little blind to the point of it.
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. While I wouldn't call it "hilarious", it's definitely cute, whimsical, and a very quick read.
Samantha Puc
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-beat, comics
Simply put, I love this graphic novel and I don't have a bad thing to say about it. However, I did write a full review for The Beat, which you can read here: Review: WE ARE HERE FOREVER explores Earth post-humanity, & it’s perfection.

I also interviewed Michelle Gish and wrote about the We Are Here Forever webcomic, which takes place in the same universe but is separate from the graphic novel! More Puramus for everyone!
I won a black & white print ARC from entering the Goodreads Giveaway.

This book is based on a webcomic, (same name). I have not seen it. I enjoyed the book and the thought provoking stories. I may have enjoyed it more had I been familiar with the webcomic. If you are interested in the book you may want to check that out first. I like the art though I wish it was in color. The stories were fun and quick to read but leave a lot for you to think about. I found it to be interesting but also comforti
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute and weird and ominous. What more could I ask for?
This story was based on a webcomic...which I didn't quite know before I requested it. I thought that it would be fine. I mean, these are cute little blob things that are taking over the world? How much do I need to know before I start reading about them? Um, oddly enough, I think I needed to have known quite a bit more.

The art was quite cute. I liked the color scheme and the drawing style. Gish draws with a fun, exciting style that just seems happy. It's very adorable, and she really made the p
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Huh... Well that was weird. And cute. And cutely-weird. It's all about these adorable little alien creatures who, out of pure boredom, arrive on our planet and totally take over. Eventually there are no more humans or piggies or anything. Just cute little Puramus. Cute little Puramus who get stage fright, collect soft things, love to eat, and who I kind of want to cuddle. Because they're so cute.

Hopefully they'll treat the planet better than we did. And better than they treated all the other wor
mad mags
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I for one welcome our adorable purple successors.

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Edelweiss.)

King, Poppy, Jingle, and Pot are adorable, floofy purple quadrupeds who live and play in the detritus of human society. Their planet is curiously devoid of humans and pigs alike, yet evidence of our past existence abounds...and most of it tastes delicious. Puramuses - as we once called our good-natured friends - will eat literally anything, from pink flowers to mysterious glow
J Earl
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
We Are Here Forever from Michelle Gish is a simple, fun little collection of loosely connected vignettes about some cute creatures.

I really wanted to enjoy this more than I did but there were a couple small things that kept me from completely buying in. That said, the concept allows for some subtle commentary about human consumerism as well as the human gift/curse of thinking and overthinking everything. Many of the social structures these creatures have created are based on what they think they
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