Poorly Drawn Lines

by Reza Farazmand

Reviewed by SA

A short and sweet review brought to you by an overworked Astrophysics student! When I’m stressed and mad at the amount of work I need to do for fluid dynamics, or electromagnetism, I tend to procrastinate… a lot. This leads me to the internet, and, inevitably, to poorlydrawnlines.com. A fantastic webcomic I am sure you must have seen at least once on your own internet wanderings. It’s funny, it’s unusual, and now, it’s also a book.


A bear flies through space. A hamster suffers a breakdown. Elsewhere, a garden snake is arrested by animal control and jailed for home invasion, while a child marvels at the wonder of nature as worms emerge from the ground and begin looking for vodka (as they always have). These are common occurrences in the world of Reza Farazmand’s wildly popular webcomic, Poorly Drawn Lines. Traveling from deep space to alternate realities to the bottom of the ocean, this eponymous collection brings together fan favorites with new comics and original essays to share Farazmand’s inimitable take on love, nature, social acceptance, and robots.

Grab this book as soon as you can! If you’re a fan of Poorly Drawn Lines, the comic that somehow keeps showing up in the strangest places on the internet and making you laugh no matter what, then you’re going to love this version that you can actually hold in your hands. It’s funny, thought provoking, and over all, incredibly fun. If you’ve never read Poorly Drawn Lines before, this book is a great place to get you started. You can also find the author’s blog, which is chock full of the awesome comics.

Whether you’re a die hard fan, or completely unaware of what you’ve gotten yourself into, the book is perfect for anyone. It compiles some of the best comics, as well as some completely next ones I had never seen before, and some short essays/stories which can be funny or smart, or both. It is a book you will surely enjoy.

While the book comes out next week, October 6th, you can already get excited by reading up on some old favorites, right here at poorlydrawnlines.com.

I have a personal soft spot for the astronaut ones.

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