Bryan Lee O’Malley – Writer
Leslie Hung - Artist
Snotgirl follows the story of Lotti Person, a young, popular fashion blogger trying to figure out life and hide the fact that she has terrible, horrible allergies. In the World Wide Web, she is this beautiful, well put together presence that people adore. In real life, she is a mess with allergies, constantly worried what others are thinking about her in any given moment. We have all been there. On social media we only post our “good” pictures while the normal, everyday pictures get left either in the phone or instantly deleted.
Lotti gives everyone she encounters nicknames which I was really drawn to. We all make snap judgements of people and Lotti goes ahead and names them in her head. It’s like her “thing” and she is really proud of it.
This comic is going to have a lot of depth to it, I can already tell. You think it is just the story of a fashion blogger and her allergies at first, but throughout the stories you pick up other factors that’s going on. Like how other people treat her and how she reacts. There is also a very interesting twist at the end of the story which has compelled me to NEED to read the next issue.
Leslie Hung’s artwork is stunning. She is able to capture the essence of drama as well as the flow of online “beauty”. It is really fascinating artwork. While snot and things normally gross me out completely, Hung’s work makes it easier to look at. I will be honest, with a name like “Snotgirl”, I didn’t want to read the comic, but I am glad that I did.
Being a huge fan of O’Malley, I cannot wait to see where this book goes. It is light and funny, holds depths of true insecurities we all face, and has a dark twist. Everything you could want from a comic!