It's All Absolutely Fine: Life Is Complicated So I've Drawn It Instead (Paperback)
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"It's her wry, silly sense of humor that keeps the book from getting too heavy, and Elliot displays a sharp wit that goes well with the way her honesty strips her bare." The A.V. Club
Explore the highs and lows of modern life through the sharp, dark wit of Ruby Elliot—creator of the massively popular Tumblr account, Rubyetc, which has over 210k followers and growing. Ruby’s simple drawings of not-so-simple issues capture the humor and melancholy of everyday life. Her comics appeal to both new adults who are beginning to explore these subjects and to battle-tested veterans of the daily struggles of life with mental illness.
It’s All Absolutely Fine is an honest and unapologetic account of day-to-day life as a groaning, crying, laughing sentient potato being for whom things are often absolutely not fine. Through simple, humorous drawings and a few short narratives, the book encompasses everything from mood disorders, anxiety, and issues with body image through to existential conversations with dogs and some unusually articulate birds.
Building on Rubyetc's huge online presence, It's All Absolutely Fine includes mostly new material, both written and illustrated, and is inspirational, empowering, and entertaining. Hope and tenacity abound in this book that is as heartening as it is hilarious.
*Voted onto the 2018 GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS list by the American Library Association's YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)
About the Author
Ruby Elliot is a twentysomething artist and illustrator; lover of dogs, and hater of kale. She lives in London and draws and writes about sad things in a funny way and vice versa. She has 210,000 devoted blog followers who hang on her every word.
"Rubyetc's new book of honest mental health drawings is a MUST-READ" (SparkNotes)
"Ruby Elliot's first book is full of dry wit, self-deprecating observations and struggles both universal and deeply personal." (Caitlin Rosberg, Paste Magazine)
"It's her wry, silly sense of humor that keeps the book from getting too heavy, and Elliot displays a sharp wit that goes well with the way her honesty strips her bare." (The A.V. Club)