“My superpower, – – is power napping”
Publishing Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Sequential Art (Graphic Novels)
ISBN: 1510736573 (ISBN13: 9781510736573)
Goodreads Rating: 5.00
My Rating: 4.5
S Y N O P S I S
A charming collection of comics about an ambitious little sloth who’d rather just take it easy.
Are you a fan of carbs, the internet, and naps? Slothilda is your spirit animal!
From former Simpsons animator Dante Fabiero comes this all-too-real comic series about an adorable little sloth who’s driven by her desire for self-improvement. Slothilda explores an inner conflict we can all relate to―the desire to succeed and grow, while paradoxically dealing with the ever present temptation to sloth.
With themes related to work, fitness, food, shopping, and pets―this book shows that you’re not the only sloth at heart.
R E V I E W
A little background on the story and the author: Dante Fabiero was a former animator from animated shows. And what was not included in the synopsis is that the webcomic that he created got over 600 million views on Giphy (wow!) and I am saying this because when he contacted me I thought he was really starting from scratch with this compilation. He created Slothilda because there weren’t really any animated characters that are portrayed as sloths (which is honestly a really cool and unique idea in my opinion).
None of these is a negative thing for the book I actually think it’s great that he used Slothilda and created something that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to.
The book is quirky, cute and minimalistic. There were parts that had me giggling because it was so accurate to my own experiences. Almost every page had me “aww-ing” at the design and PEANUT!!!!!! I swear, whenever I see a corgi, it has me wanting one. And who knew animated corgis were just as cute if not cuter???
Going back. . . I also really liked how most of these was the author’s own experiences that he transformed into something that people can read and enjoy. Slothilda explored the everyday experiences that a normal person (young and old!) and turns it to something lighter, for lack of better word.
There were so many things that could have gotten deep really easily but I like how this is different from other seqeuntial art comics nowadays in the sense that it strays from the “deep” wordings and just focuses and reflecting some everyday struggles/thoughts while keeping it light. Not that it didn’t make me think of it or anything, but it allowed me to acknowledge some struggles without having to think of it too much.
If that makes sense. I considered my struggles without feeling the stress and the weight that is on my shoulders. Let me end by saying that you should not expect some life-changing moment once you finish the book just because I gave this book 5 stars. It is relatable without being deep. Just let the book be what it is without your expectations. It’s cute, fun, and something I fell in love with the more I read it’s background and really understood it.
There is nothing else much more to say other than it’s great for any kind of reader who wants to just enjoy a nice, light, little book.
A STANDALONE COMIC