Book review: oh no by Alex Norris

oh no by Alex Norris
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Source: ARC via Netgalley

A humorous and poignant comic collection about disappointments big and small based on the popular webcomic, Webcomic Name.

Alex Norris’ viral webcomic Webcomic Name, has captured the internet’s heart. The disappointed blob and its resigned “oh no” has become a recognizable slogan, tapping into the current internet zeitgeist of self-conscious pessimism to hilarious and heartbreaking effect. 

Now in this alternately funny and gloomy collection, oh no brings together all the series’ greatest hits as well as dozens of never-before-seen comics. With exciting material for established fans and newcomers alike, oh no will have something for everyone. Because, after all, we are all the disappointed blob; the disappointed blob is us. 

I’ve seen a few of these “oh no” comics floating around Facebook and Instagram, but I never really knew anything about them. When I saw this book on Netgalley, I had to read it right away. (In fact, I read it, in its entirety, approximately an hour after downloading it.)

I had so much fun! This pink blobby person is me, okay.


I’m not sure I’ve ever read a comic that was more me.

Do I think this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever read in my life? No. But was it a really fun way to spend a few minutes? Yes. Did it make me irrationally happy? You bet.

I don’t think you can really go wrong with oh no.

Have you read oh no? Do you follow Norris’ webcomic?
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