Review 19. Aug 28, 2013
Neurotically Yours comic for Webcomics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews
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Name of Comic: Neurotically Yours
Grade: So far so good ***** * six out of five stars.
Username of Creator: Jonathan Ian Mathers
How I Found It: Facebook
Major Themes: Fantasy, talking animals, death
Days of Update: Constantly
Will it Continue: Outlook Good
Personal Note: The name of the series of reviews is FH7 Quarterly Reviews. There are 12 months to the year, and that is easily divisible by 4. There are 25 cents in a dollar. So I figured 25 reviews would be a good stopping place on reviews most years every 3 months. With my love of typing it easily cuts and pastes into a book at that length. However, I am extra motivated to get the first book of reviews in print this cycle. So I am going to cut this one off at an even 20. The next one is sure to hit 25 before we move it into book format.
Reviews: Today I approach one of the legend of web-comics known as Neurotically Yours. It is another one of those comics I give better than five stars, and give it six stars! All comics should be this comic. I am going to have to only review their most recent story arc, because I know I will need to come back to review it again later. It is likely to continue well into the future.
I am continuing on the theme every web-comic has a squirrel in it these days. The last comic I reviewed also had a squirrel. Seriously, what is up with that? It definitely takes the talking animal motif to new levels to bring such a strange animal into the mix. They are not a traditional house pet, not a farm animal, nor an animal with spiritual value like death ravens, sacred cows, peace doves, Athena’s wisdom owls. Squirrels just sort of creep in as a constant theme in art. I guess they are very common in urban areas, and are like pigeons and sparrows. Easily spotted in the city near library benches and bus stops where no other nature dares intrude. Bored artists at bus stops must pause to sketch them, and it evolves from there.
Neurotically Yours got in on the ground floor of web-comics when it was not done to death. I have one of the ancient DVD sold at Hot Topic when they still sold controversial art. The strange “tag in the graveyard” scene are great to watch at parties.
They take on too many topics to easily define. However, Wikipeadia does a good job describing it here: “Neurotically Yours is a comic book and webtoon created by Jonathan Ian Mathers, depicting a squirrel named Foamy, who is the neurotic pet of a goth girl named Germaine (voiced by Dawn Bennett). The comic book series was created before the webtoon and focused solely on Germaine (Foamy was just there to make random comments about the current situation) and the webtoon began with this same set-up in mind. “(wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotically_Yours, 2013)
It has all the morbid comic staples including death, night club dancing, concerts, coffee, rants, and of course morbid girls trying to publish short stories and poetry “Germaine dedicates her time trying to have her poetry published, having been rejected after spending hours on it” (wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotically_Yours, 2013) Wow it’s like they know me personally! Toss a few more comics in with the short stories and poetry, and you have many of my poetry projects. These reviews in a blog are partially a gimmick to promote my poetry mixed with illustrations in book form. This is why people like this web-comic. It is dark, but infinitely approachable. It seems like you can see yourself in the characters no matter how strange they make them. It dared from the start to take on many of the controversial issues from the dawn of the internet. Now it still tackles controversy in a fun ranting manor with web episodes like “Food Allergies” and GMO rants, Phones a Rant, and The worst. In fact the entire comic is one long personal blog rant with pictures. For that, Neurotically Yours is my web page hero.
I give it a good review.