Be Everything at Once

Be Everything at Once

Tales of A Cartoonist Lady Person

Book - 2018
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"Illustrator Dami Lee has figured out how to craft a cartoon that's both whimsically humorous but also speaks to contemporary awareness of globalism and identity." -- The Art Attack podcast

Why do things in moderation when you can just do everything ? Cartoonist Dami Lee's hilarious four-panel comic collection illustrates her experience navigating identity, relationships, pop culture, and misunderstandings about basic human interactions.

From growing up as a South Korean immigrant kid in the foreign land of Texas to finding her home as a professional cartoonist in cyberspace, Lee laughs at it all. With favorite selections from Dami's massively popular webcomic As Per Usual , as well as many never-before-seen comics, Be Everything at Once is earnestly relatable and endlessly funny, full of (mostly) true stories for anyone who obsesses over their favorite snacks, struggles to take the best selfie, tears up at the sight of a perfect dog, or is maybe just trying to find their place.

* Humor for anyone who has ever felt out-of-place and overworked
* A mix of relatable moments and personal stories
* Comic strip format book of stories from a modern young woman

Fans of Superchill: A Year of Living Anxiously , Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes , Adulthood is a Myth , and Hyperbole and a Half will love this book.

This book is perfect for:
* Comic fans
* 20-somethings
* Fans of Sarah Andersen and Allie Brosh
* Dami Lee's social media followers
* Fans of pop culture
Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781452167657
Branch Call Number: COMICS BE
Characteristics: 160 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 21 cm


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Mar 22, 2019

I thought this was a new book by the creator of Sarah's Scribbles. Sadly, I was mistaken. Whereas I loved the other author's comics, I found myself scratching my head with this one, rereading many of these to try to understand the humor. For example, on p. 50, entering "the yelling room" to get to the internet, the character comes out panting, all scratched and bruised as though she'd been at war. Asked how it was, the cartoon lady responded "great, I'll be back tomorrow." So, is this character masochistic? abused and enjoying it? I felt like I was missing something??? Not a great fit for me.

Dec 26, 2018

I'm a fan of her webtoon series and really proud of her for making this book. It's a simple illustration book telling about the author's life.

Oct 16, 2018

Simple illustrations; corny one and two page gags; for young adults.

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