Saturday Issue Review: Twitter – The Comic by Mike Rosenthel


The Saturday Issue focuses on the more visual books read here at In Libris Veritas; ranging from graphic novels to manga to game companion guides.

TwitterthecomicSource: Bookstore Inventory
 Paperback, 144 pages
 Graphic Novel 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository
Rating: 3.5/5

From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all. As envisioned by Rosenthal, each comes to life through a bizarrely recognizable cast of bassoon-playing cops, sarcastic teens, bear MDs, clueless dads, potential insect overlords, and more. Featuring more than 120 of these comics, including dozens unique to this book, Twitter: The Comic (The Book) is a dementedly funny vision of our strange online age.

One of things I do when I need a good laugh is trying to find funny tumblr post and tweets, I even follow pages on facebook for this very reason. Twitter: The Comic is basically one of those facebook pages (or in the case a tumblr page devoted to tweets).

Each tweet is kept in it’s original form, and illustrated to perfection. It’s a hit or miss book depending on your love of jokes about dad jokes, pessimism, or being alone…but I think the hits are definitely worth it. The illustrations are pretty spot on too, I’ve seen a few of these tweets before sans pictures and I’d say the artist did a pretty good job of pulling stuff directly from my had in some cases.

It’s a silly a little book, and good for a few laughs for sure. I’m not sure if I’d pay the full cover price for it but I suppose that’s what his tumblr page is for.

3.5 stars

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1 Response to Saturday Issue Review: Twitter – The Comic by Mike Rosenthel

  1. Greg says:

    This does look funny, I haven’t heard of this but I’ll have to check out his Tumblr.

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