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meganbaxter

I'm a grad student, an avid reader, a huge nerd, fervent roleplayer, wife, cat lover, tea snob, and obsessive keeper of lists.
Save Yourself, Mammal!: A Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection - Zach Weinersmith This is one of three collections of webcomics that came our way over the Christmas break. I feel guilty including them, but they are books, and I did/am/will have read them. Two of the three I read as they were published online, including this one.

So, how do you sum up Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal? It's irreverent, it's frequently academic, frequently filthy, and frequently hilarious. The drawing style is rough but interesting.

I was disappointed that my favourite (and many people's favourites, I think) comic wasn't in this book, so I'll have to hope to see it in the next one. Until then, I give you The Most Dangerous Game.

My one real complaint is the layout. As Zach Weiner rarely sticks to a template of panels per comic, they tend to range from single panel, to immense. The book doesn't do a good job of letting you know that what you're reading is only the first couple of panels of a longer comic. I'm not sure how you'd surmount this, but it did make reading it disjointed at times.