From the bestselling author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World and Book Love comes a funny and adorable collection of comics about married life, specifically an introvert married to an extrovert! Debbie Tung’s tender, funny, and utterly relatable comics are the perfect gift for anyone in a relationship.
The comics in Happily Ever After & Everything In Between may be inspired by Debbie Tung’s marriage to her extrovert husband, but any couple can relate to increasingly relaxed anniversaries, slowly seeing more of each other’s weird sides, or the punishment for taking care of your sick loved one (catching whatever they had). Happily Ever After humorously captures what everyday love looks like—both the sweet moments and the mundane—making it a fitting gift for weddings, anniversaries, and Valentine’s Day.
Deborah "Debbie" Tung is a cartoonist and illustrator from Birmingham, England. Her comics are based on simple (and sometimes awkward) everyday life moments and her love for books and tea. She lives with her husband and son.
***Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
So, I read a book The Book Love by Debbie Tung some time last year, and when I saw that she has another one, I just went for it. However, I have to say that I do not follow this author anywhere, so, the whole content in this book was new to me.
And while I found the Book Love rather relatable and sometimes it was just funny because I was very guilty of all things the author showed in her book. However, in this one, I was missing it. It was the daily life of a young couple. I did only very few funny moments; I could probably count those on the fingers of one hand.
This is just very much the case of me reading this book just because of the author. It was cute in an okay way, meaning I did not love it, nor did I hate it. Just very average.
Debbie Tung has done it again! Happily Ever After & Everything in Between was so adorable. Made me smile and gush like a lunatic. And the illustrations were incredibly endearing. Now I wanna marry my non-existent boyfriend, have movie dates, order in pizza and enjoy quiet evenings!
This is a non-fiction Graphic Novel. I found this graphic novel to be funny and fun to read. It is about what it is like being just married and how your life changed. I loved it a lot. I found the pictures to be cute. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher or author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
That is so damn relatable!!! Except of course without the guy in it 😋 But it's so damn relatable because I want someone like that too if at all I want someone to invade my private space. I am so happy I have access to this collection as I had no idea that this one is coming out in July this year! Thank you #NetGalley so much for the copy of #HappilyEverAfterandEverythingInBetween
As for the artstyle, it's the basic usual Debbie Tung artstyle which I am so used to by now and actually see it as something important in my life by now. I follow her at Instagram and Pinterest for updates. I will always follow her and support her work because I can relate with everything she says or draws. Yes, one rare artist I can relate 100 percent with.
And that's why I believe I won't be fine with anyone other than someone similar in the book to be with in real. Because that's the perfect guy. If my partner feels like it's the husband's thing to buy books for his wife like it's one of the most important things in our married life... Wait. Does such a husband exist? It must. Because this book says so. And yes, everything, I say, everything in this book is everything I ever wanted. This couple is perfect. *I don't want to say much but her husband understands her as much as others want to judge her for being herself. *People will say they are weird together but I say they are perfect for each other. *Please don't misunderstand that we all will relate to her comics and thoughts. To some it may seem like they cannot relate at all and it's all made up. The author is not trying to show that being an introvert and just being herself is not asking you to be like her or anything. Her previous collections has all her thoughts on such issues cleared up. I would highly recommend those too.
*No matter what all that matters in the end is having someone you know who is going to be with you no matter what happens.
Happily Ever After & Everything in Between is a great graphic novel about the goods and bads of relationships.
A young couple got married, and six years after is when this book takes place. In public, they are super cute and relaxed, and at home they are fun weirdos together. We see the fun times they have, the goofy comments they say, and the slice of life of a friendly married couple. There's bits and bites of random scenarios, making it feel like a little comic anthology at times. All of it comes off as very relatable.
Overall, this book is sweet and fun! The illustrations are absolutely, insanely, incredibly great and I really enjoyed diving into this book. Picking up more graphic novels was my goal this year, and this was just the little, comedic gem I needed.
I don't think every reader will like this book, but I enjoyed it! It's a simple, contemporary read that will brighten your day.
Four out of five stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
After watching my life play out in the pages of Debbie Tung’s Quiet Girl in a Noisy World and Book Love, I was eagerly anticipating seeing what other thing that makes me me she was going to explore. This third graphic novel is where our lives diverge, which turned this read from ‘how is she getting into my head?’ to ‘aww, Debbie and Jason are such a cute couple’.
Whether you’re deciding what to cook for dinner
or ensuring the essentials find their way into the household budget,
it’s important that your partner understands your love language.
While there are some sweet, kinda mushy moments,
single, introverted bookworms will also find plenty of relatable moments in this collection.
While I couldn’t guess what Debbie would tackle next after finishing her second graphic novel, the reveal at the end of this one seems to me to be a pretty big clue about what to expect from the next one.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this graphic novel.
First of all, let me say that Happily Ever After is VERY cute. If you're in a long-term relationship, I'm certain there will be at least a few comics in this collection that will make you smile, maybe even go "awwww!" That said, having read two other of Debbie Tung's books, I was really disappointed overall in this book. The other two were so humorous and cute and fun, that I was surprised by how much of this was just sort of "slice of life"-feeling with a little sweetness — no real humor or fun shining through like I expected to find. If this was your first introduction to Tung's work, I totally recommend checking out one of her earlier books, as I think they were much more lovable! I'll definitely pick up her next release and I don't regret reading this one, it just wasn't what I hoped it would be.
Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews Mcmeel Publishing for allowing me to read this arc in exchange for my honest opinion. The publish date is June 02, 2020.
I literally just finished this book and am so pleasantly surprised! I usually enjoy graphic novels/ cartoons but in this case I was able to relate to almost every single page in this hilarious amalgamation. It completely exceeded my expectations going in!
“Happily Ever After & Everything In Between” isn’t one flowy, long story, but a collection of short discussions, activities, disagreements, and everyday situations that occur in relationships. I am not married, but have been with my significant other for 5 years and I found myself nodding in agreement or laughing out loud the entire time. SO much of what author, Debbie Tung, writes about is “us”, as I’m sure a good amount of readers will see themselves in it as well.
This graphic novel discusses everything from grocery shopping together and forgetting the one item that you went there to get ; binge-watching shows on the couch so frequently, that when they’re over you don’t know what to do with yourselves— to having a refrigerator full of groceries and instead ordering take-out , and waking up to a significant other that is anything but a morning person! These incidents come with spending —what feels like— a lifetime together. Being a couple is not all peachy, you will find quirks that you didn’t even know existed until HIM or HER.
Has your significant other ever fallen asleep, snoring ridiculously loud while you’re trying to watch TV, or have you ever been in bed and the other person stole all of the covers or flicked the light on because they can’t sleep? How about arguing over the thermostat temperature? If so, you will love reading this!
5 incredible stars. I will pick up EVERYTHING that this author has written and will write in the future.
Funny...cute collections of comics about married life of newlywed couple...i loved it One of the most lovely moment , when she wrote the household budget : - Food 100$ - Utility bills 50$ - Books unlimited ❤ I won't say anything about his reaction at that moment ...i took pity on him 😄
I read Debbie Tung’s Book Love last year and absolutely loved it! As a fellow bookworm, I was able to relate to practically everything that was in that book and would be nodding my head with a smile on my face as I turned each page.
It was precisely because of my affinity for Tung’s previous book that I decided to pick up her newest work Happily Ever After. Just like with Book Love, this is another comic collection drawn by Tung herself , with inspiration from her own life’s experiences, except that this time around, instead of being about books, it is about marriage and relationships – specifically her own married life with her husband. While I did like reading this one for the most part and thought it was definitely a cute read overall, I unfortunately wasn’t able to relate to most of the “sweet and mundane moments” depicted in here. Some of the comics did make me smile, but the enjoyment level, of course, wasn’t on par with what I had felt with Tung’s previous collection of comics about books and being a book lover.
Basically, this was an instance of me picking up this book purely because of the author / illustrator, which I’m ok with doing for graphic novels and comics, since these are usually short and don’t take up too much of my time to read. I will likely still pick up Tung’s next collection of comics even if it’s a subject matter that doesn’t appeal much to me, as I do like her illustrations quit a bit and definitely don’t mind seeing more of it!
Received ARC from Andrews McMeel Publishing via Edelweiss.
This comic book is about a married couple and their life together. It's very romantic in a hilarious way. For everyone who is in love, I think this book can be soooo relatable especially if you're about to move in together, get married or already married. I enjoyed reading this arc and hopefully I will continue reading this author because I am just so in love with her work. I highly recommend it .
Thanks to netgalley for providing me with an arc of it.
Such a cute comic. Really made me reminisce about the early years in my own marriage -- how my heart fluttered; how we were goo-goo eyed at each other; and how we held hands all the time. Reading Happily Ever After & Everything in Between makes me want to recapture those early years and play them again, and again.
A wonderful comic about love, marriage, and friendships. Four stars -- I really liked it.
A digital copy of this book was provided y NetGalley
This was absolutely lovely. Honestly, I love Debbie Tung's work and this is good, I can relate even when I'm not marry (but I have a 9 years old relationship with my boyfriend and we are ok with the way we are) 'cuse there's things that you can found funny accurate about a long time relationship or about moving with someone (I live with a friend since the beginning of this years and that's a big change from living alone). So, there's that.
I had such high hopes for this cartoon book. I expected it to be funny, witty and original and to include everyday challenges of married life. But it was mostly filled with cliches and could not deliver anything out of the ordinary. Do not get me wrong, it was an easy and fun read but I felt like there should have been more. It is relatable if you’re one of the lucky ones; a few “ha!”s and sighs are guaranteed but that’s all there is to it, nothing extraordinary. The drawings matched the content and easy on the eyes but feel a little plain after 50 pages or so. Overall a good book with a moderate sense of humor on marriage life to be read in one sitting and it can make a good coffee table book.
(I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.)
I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.
I loved this book, it was so funny, relateable and numerous and I loved how the female character (Debbie) loves books too. The drawings are brilliant and very comical. A quick but enjoyable read and I will be checking out more of Debbie Tungs work!
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This comic book was such a sweet and nice read. I really like to read book comics about small everyday moments and this was no exception. I think that the main characters were pretty relatable and funny and I would love to read more about them. Also, this book had the sweetest ending!
This comic was just så cute, so fun, so wholesome and relatable! i was laughing and having this stupid grin on my face all the way til the end. I`m seriously sad it went so fast, but i loved it so much! Tried to slow down so i it would last longer, but tbh that did not work.
This is so cute and wholesome. I've read "Book Love" by this artist before, and related to it a lot as an introvert book lover, and once again I relate to her comics about being in a loving relationship and enjoying the simple things in being of each other's company. a lot of the comics reminded me of my husband and our daily lives, and it made smile a lot.
I would recommend for a quick dose of fluffiness. I thank netgalley for the digital copy.
A cute and relatable cartoon featuring a newly-wed couple and their time together. Lots of teas, comfy clothing, hugs, and realizations that the presence of the other simply makes our own life much, much better.
I read this little gem yesterday evening, and it was the last thing I managed to finish before a massive reading slump hit me hard today… I mean… when even ACOMAF doesn’t hold my attention, you know it’s serious :) but back to this lovely little book :) Debbie Tung creates such beautiful comics :) I adore her art style, the things she writes about are all very relatable to me and her comics always bring the biggest smile on my face :) I highly recommend you to check anything she already published, I’m sure you’re gonna find something you’ll love :) I for sure will not only go back and reread the things I already own by her, but will always have an eye out for her new stuff in the future :)