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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  13,445 ratings  ·  1,145 reviews
I feel more attractive.
Honestly, you are.
Its the star damage.

Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planets inhabitants, including
ebook, 144 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Morrow Gift
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
i loved this so much! i don't follow the original instagram for these alien comics, but a lot of people i follow tend to repost them on their story. in some ways this reminded me of everyone's an aliebn when you're an aliebn too, which is one of my favorite books of all time! though this one definitely leaned more on the humor side of things. this is such a fun and quick little read. if you're looking for a little mood booster, i'd recommend checking this out!
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all beings who enjoy mirth
Recommended to Shelli by: Nathan’s Instagram
1/8/2020: I have completed viewing the firm stack of paper with pictures! I will now pass unsolicited judgement upon it!

First of all, this firm stack of paper with pictures (in color!) is of surprisingly small dimensions. I have surmised that it is the perfect size for you to conceal with festive wrapping so that you can give it to another being to possess (after they destroy the festive concealment). The pictures are grouped into useful categories, including Young Beings, Friendship, Adulthood,
I enjoyed this collection of humorous drawings so I have posted this message on the part of the computer network known as Adequate Eye Scans. It is owned by the same large company from which I purchased the collection so that they might sell more of them and become even larger. I am mildly uncomfortable about this process.

I am also aware that if other beings disagree with my assessment of the drawings, they will tell me in rude tones that I am incorrect.

Ah, but seriously folks...

I find Nathan
Dan Schwent
Strange Planet is a collection of cartoons from Nathan Pyle. It pokes fun at various aspects of human life through the eyes of some aliens.

Each Strange Planet strip is a single page with four panels, although some strips are linked. I don't normally do web comics but I couldn't resist this one. The cynical humor is right up my alley. The art is a little crude but it doesn't detract from the humor in the least.

That's pretty much it. Here's the link to Nathan Pyle's page for all the Strange Planet
Nathan Pyles adorable web comic about aliens has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it a couple of years ago. Its a little cynical, but still gentle enough to make me feel like our weird human habits are forgivable. I personally cant resist a comic that does such a lovely job highlighting the small absurdities of daily-life behavior, especially when it comes to sports and pets. But more than that, there is a great emotional intelligence and insight under the surface of these simple comic ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These little alien creatures are my absolute favorites. I love the way they speak and how they explain normal everyday human life. This book is perfect in so many ways and so funny to read. It's one of those books you can read over and over again and never get bored of. I recommend it to everyone because it's just so enjoyable and so funny. Nathan W. Pyle is such a talented person!
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The appeal lies in both the hilarious way he describes common things like fridges and cats and salad, and in the astute way he points out the ridiculousness of the things we humans do.
Alice Lippart
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book changes the way you see the world.
I just shouted "Younglings! Gather, disrobe and submerge" to call my children for their bath.
It worked.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The comics Ive read before had me smiling. The new ones made me giggle, especially new terms that I had not seen before, like two-wheel foot pusher (bicycle) and dying plants (flowers) that you put into the death cylinder (vase). I greatly enjoy how these comics make you reevaluate what we say as humans and how sometimes even our normal sayings are funny, but they become extra funny when translated into alien.

And then the last comic!! Curious development.
Lexxi Kitty
This book caused me much amusement. There were many moments my mouth made sounds of joy. There were also moments when my mouth was silent, but that's okay. In those moments I had lovely images of grey-ish blue-ish blobs to gaze upon.

Rating: 5+

March 3, 2020
Rod Brown
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple concept, huge laughs. Pyle has aliens re-enact/experience everyday human activities to expose the hilarious craziness of things we accept as perfectly normal.
Nostalgia Reader
My facial orbs enjoyed visually intaking the artistic renderings applied to these pages!!
Timothy Urges
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An adorable and amusing gift from one of my best friends.
Melissa Chung
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I'm so so happy Nathan W. Pyle combined some of his comics into a bound book because I was tired of posting these comics onto my Facebook page to share with friends and family. Now I can just buy the book and send them to my loved ones. I have been following Nathan for about a year now on Instagram and look forward to all his daily comics. I find his alien characters to be endearing and I love the way they talk. The aliens use the most awkward word to explain how they are feeling and what they ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, graphic-novel
I love this book! It's going on my wishlist. Strange Planet has given me many a laugh just when I needed it and I shared the fun with others also. I would keep it longer, but I know someone else is waiting in the hold queue at the Library and we all need something to laugh about these days.
Hannah Galler
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the many perks of working in a library is when things are ordered that you didn't know existed! So much delight in one little book!
Nathan Pyle's premise with his lovely "Strange Planet" cartoons is simple but totally profound. Pale blue, dark eyed alien creatures living their lives just like we do, the only real difference is they speak entirely literally. Got a crush on someone? You have "a massive compression on that being." Kid got a loose tooth? Their "mouthstone has destabilized." Cat won't stay out of the Christmas Tree ornaments? "The erratic creature is obsessed with the festive objects."

Sometimes spelling things
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- Where is your pain

In my emotions

- I don't understand

No one ever does
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ha! This book is funny. The turns of phrase are quick-witted. The thing about this book is it makes use of everyday objects and situations to point out how unique our planet is.

I remember babysitting long ago... the toddler had just learned to walk. I remember him standing, looking, and then starting to take a step in a direction. Then, hed turn in another direction and the same thing would happen. He basically turned in a circle for a minute or two. EVERYTHING he could see was so filled with
I love these simple cartoons about aliens and the sense they manage to make of Earth and its rituals. The humor mostly rests in their clinical synonyms for everyday objects and activities (parenting, exercise, emotions, birthdays, office life, etc.). Pyle definitely had fun with a thesaurus while putting these together. Its also about gentle mockery of the things we think of as normal: consider them from one remove, and they can be awfully strange. My favorites are still about the cat. You can ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely, sweet. A perfect Sunday read.
Hysterical 😂
Brandon St Mark
I read this before going on a date last night and it was sooooo cute. I love these little aliens ...more
Sarah Mac
Too cute. ❤

I love STRANGE PLANET for its gentle humor & sweet nature -- the little blue-grey beings are so adorably upbeat & kind without being twee or sappy. Given that my 2 most favorite comic strips are THE FAR SIDE & PEARLS BEFORE SWINE (with CALVIN & HOBBES earning a close bronze medal), it's safe to say I'm not usually into 'gentle' humor. But Mr Pyle has a gift for random absurdity in everyday life -- things like vacuum cleaners, socks, neighbors, tattoos, hiking, cut
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I follow the author on IG and love them! I wish the book was a bit longer, but I really liked the selection here. Particularly loved a lot of the comics in the Adulthood section.

Really enjoyed, and I hope that we get more collections in the future.
Eunice Moral
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhh this books is just the cutest and most clever!!! I love it so muchhhhh!
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
A fun little collection of comics from famous internet/print comic writer Nathan Pyle. I follow this comic on some of my social media feeds and always enjoy it. It takes a satirical look at everyday life, with aliens who use literalist language going through everyday scenarios. Sunburn=Star damage, Parent = Lifegiver and so on. A comic I frequently find funny and insightful, and that makes my average day a little bit brighter. This collection is mostly stuff I have read in its online format, ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun and cute book! Definitely a must read if you want to feel good and have a good chuckle!
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