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My Inner Bimbo

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  14 reviews
There are two sides to every coin, every story, and every person. No matter how hard you try to hide that second face away, you can never get rid of it. That's what one man is about to learn when his under-developed feminine side materializes into a very real, bubble gum-chewing bimbo and turns his world upside down! ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Oni Press (first published April 15th 2009)
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Dan Schwent
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
My Inner Bimbo is the story of Lo. Lo is married to a woman 17 years older than him and has a very odd relationship with his overly-developed feminie side, his inner bimbo, a pink clad blonde named Bunny. As you can tell, this is another of Sam Kieth's psychological comics.

The Mysterious Trout, a minor background charactr in Ojo, plays a more prominent role in this story. Lo has a weird friendship with a lesbian named Dana online, both of whom have seen the Mysterious Trout. Dana looks a look li
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this book. But I'm very, very aware that it's not going to be the sort of thing that everyone enjoys.

It's introspective, metaphysical, cryptic at times if not downright opaque, and (let's be honest here) more than slightly crazy at times.

But that's why I love Sam Keith's stuff. If you're into this sort of thing, you'll love it. If not, you'll probably hate it.

How's that for a useless review?
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again Sam Keith provides a beautifully disjointed, psychologically deep character study as well as a deeply sincere story of self discovery. This book feels (to me) more like The Maxx than any of his other works I've read. However, despite similarities to The Maxx, My Inner Bimbo seems to come from a more mature place and not only because the main character is a bit long in the tooth. There seems to be greater complexity in the symbolism and a deeper sense of neurosis, qualities already pre ...more
Rodney Wilder
Sep 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
As I have come to expect from Mr. Kieth, this graphic novel was nothing short of inspiring. It reaches deep and makes even the most particular of events seem applicable and familiar. As was the case of The Maxx as well, I left this book with some tears and a widened understanding and concept of what it is to exist. It may sound odd saying this of a graphic novel, but no, Sam Kieth's work is important and reaches to that level every time. It moves the reader, it inspires the reader, and this was ...more
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
god. did not expect this to speak to me as deeply as it did
Jessica Duverneay
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
swoon; smart, confusing, layered, insightful, relevant, painful. a must read for sam kieth fans, smart people, art history types, and tortured neurotics.
Nicolás Orizaga
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I recently (finally) got the five issues of "My Inner Bimbo", that was one wordy story (especially the first 3 issues), but I think it finally started to come together in Issue #4. What a clever story, with lots of "a-ha!" moments. I especially like the selkie/seal image that mirrored the tombstone. Halfway through the story, Sam Kieth forgot what started as a 17-year age difference between Lo and his wife, at points became only a 12-year gap...I think I liked this one more for the story, ...more
M.P. Johnson
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Unlike Anything I've Ever Read

Let me get the negative out of the way: The art in this book is a bit sloppy at times, even with the help of Sam Keith's pinch hitters. But I've never read a story like this. The way that the threads of the imaginary and the emotional weave together as the main character explores himself is intense and extremely thoughtful. This book demands the reader's focus, and the payoff is worth it.
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sam Kieth weaves together another surreal but truthful tale of self doubt and inner dialogue. Lo and Betsy are struggling to keep their marriage together, when out of the pink ether comes the Bimbo, who helps Lo confront his demons and become a better man. But first he must defeat the Giant Female Disapproval Sea Monster. If you're like "huh?" Don't worry. Just enjoy the ride through Kieth's "Trout-a-verse."

P.S., "My Inner Bimbo" is a sister piece to Kieth's "Ojo" series.
Sep 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: justok
Definitely a unique reading experience when it comes to comics. Unfortunately, the main character is too difficult for any reader to connect with. He seems like a well fleshed out personality, but has such strange issues it's difficult to understand his motivations. The art is nice, but not well suited to black and white. In full color, this would have been a much better reading experience. ...more
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Very very dense and wordy. Often more than it has to be. Not Alan Moore dense, but just too introspective. Still and interesting and original story, and Sam's artwork has never been better... or brushier. ...more
Yee-Ning S.
metaphysical, philosophical, explores sexuality, relationships, and seems to be an autobiography of sorts. confusing as fuck. second graphic novel i've read by Kieth, uhhh more confusing than Ojo, uses same types of mythology he explored in Ojo as well. ...more
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Deeply flawed, wherein the flaws contributed to a larger transcendent whole. Spectacular art. Sexiness. Expansive mode of being. "Kieth, Kieth, Kieth!" my inner seal skin screams in confused adoration. ...more
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Kieth first came to prominence in 1984 as the inker of Matt Wagner's Mage, his brushwork adding fluidity and texture to the broad strokes of Wagner's early work at Comico Comics. In 1989, he drew the first five issues of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, but felt his style was unsuited to the book (specifically saying that he "felt like Jimi Hendrix in The Beatles") and left, han ...more

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