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Twitter: The Comic (The Book): Comics Based on the Greatest Tweets of Our Generation

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From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos a From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all. As envisioned by Rosenthal, each comes to life through a bizarrely recognizable cast of bassoon-playing cops, sarcastic teens, bear MDs, clueless dads, potential insect overlords, and more. Featuring more than 120 of these comics, including dozens unique to this book, Twitter: The Comic (The Book) is a dementedly funny vision of our strange online age.


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From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos a From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all. As envisioned by Rosenthal, each comes to life through a bizarrely recognizable cast of bassoon-playing cops, sarcastic teens, bear MDs, clueless dads, potential insect overlords, and more. Featuring more than 120 of these comics, including dozens unique to this book, Twitter: The Comic (The Book) is a dementedly funny vision of our strange online age.

30 review for Twitter: The Comic (The Book): Comics Based on the Greatest Tweets of Our Generation

  1. 4 out of 5

    ☮Karen

    Not sure why these comic strip style tweets would be considered to be the greatest tweets of any generation. I thought they were lame. As in ... Not funny. I did not even crack a smile. Not once.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lady Lioness

    Snagged from NYPL's ebrary. It's a short little book, but the biggest problem is that the original tweets weren't included with the comics. You just have these purposely absurd comics without any kind of context. I've never visited the original tumblr, so I didn't even have that as a frame of reference. As a result, I was mildly amused at best. I recommend borrowing, not buying. Snagged from NYPL's ebrary. It's a short little book, but the biggest problem is that the original tweets weren't included with the comics. You just have these purposely absurd comics without any kind of context. I've never visited the original tumblr, so I didn't even have that as a frame of reference. As a result, I was mildly amused at best. I recommend borrowing, not buying.

  3. 4 out of 5

    ☺Trish

    Really quick read with amusing cartoons illustrating an assortment of bizarre and funny tweets. Would have appreciated having the original tweets provided for context. I have not visited the author's tumblr site which, if I had, may have also increased my enjoyment. Really quick read with amusing cartoons illustrating an assortment of bizarre and funny tweets. Would have appreciated having the original tweets provided for context. I have not visited the author's tumblr site which, if I had, may have also increased my enjoyment.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nic

    3.5, maybe? Not all the way to four stars, but pretty fun.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alya AlShaibani

    super funny! loved it

  6. 4 out of 5

    Reagan Kapasi

    There has gotta be better tweets out there than this... @PattonOswalt save me

  7. 4 out of 5

    John Naylor

    This was occasionally funny. The two problems I had with it was the lack of the original tweets for context and the fact that some of the jokes predated Twitter by decades. I feel an expanded edition containing the original tweets would be a lot better. I will now go back to recycling jokes on my own Twitter (@JohnPaulNaylor). I got this book in a clearance sale for £1. It was worth that.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Monica

    A quick read to be sure - but this collection of comics based on strange/amusing tweets was absolutely hilarious! I laughed out loud a number of times, it certainly goes to show that everyone's weird, some more than others. ;O) A quick read to be sure - but this collection of comics based on strange/amusing tweets was absolutely hilarious! I laughed out loud a number of times, it certainly goes to show that everyone's weird, some more than others. ;O)

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Hawkins

    This is a fun and cute set of short comic strips that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’d love to read a comic from this guy that’s more of a narrative, since you can definitely see his humor here, but just in short snippets.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    To be honest I was just in the biggest reading slump of my life, and I needed something lighthearted and funny to get me back in the mood. This book's funny sometimes, but the comics are really hit or miss, although I do think Rosenthal did a good job adapting tweets into comics. To be honest I was just in the biggest reading slump of my life, and I needed something lighthearted and funny to get me back in the mood. This book's funny sometimes, but the comics are really hit or miss, although I do think Rosenthal did a good job adapting tweets into comics.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Angelika

    It was short but really funny. I read this book in probably less then an hour but it was a lot of fun.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kailey

    A quick, funny read. I really enjoyed the drawings.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kelly K

    An amusing read. I remember seeing a few of these floating around online before.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Fun and worth the read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Salty Swift

    First you chuckle, then you cry....

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    When it's funny, it's really funny. But when it's not, I'm totally lost. Wish this book included the original tweets for context. All in all, a solid short borrow from the library When it's funny, it's really funny. But when it's not, I'm totally lost. Wish this book included the original tweets for context. All in all, a solid short borrow from the library

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pongsak Sarapukdee

    A bit old now but some gags were so hilarious.

  18. 4 out of 5

    MaxFeng

    It's difficult for me to echo with the sense of humor in this book. I don't find it funny for most part. It might be more enjoyable if the original tweets were accompanied by the side. It's difficult for me to echo with the sense of humor in this book. I don't find it funny for most part. It might be more enjoyable if the original tweets were accompanied by the side.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bryan

    Some of these are very funny, others are lame, but overall a fun collection of cartoons.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cara Patel

    I like the art style, but I didn't really get the humour of a lot of these. Maybe I'm too old for them. I like the art style, but I didn't really get the humour of a lot of these. Maybe I'm too old for them.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

    One of things I do when I need a good laugh is trying to find funny tumblr post and tweets, I even follow pages on facebook for this very reason. Twitter: The Comic is basically one of those facebook pages (or in the case a tumblr page devoted to tweets). Each tweet is kept in it’s original form, and illustrated to perfection. It’s a hit or miss book depending on your love of jokes about dad jokes, pessimism, or being alone…but I think the hits are definitely worth it. The illustrations are prett One of things I do when I need a good laugh is trying to find funny tumblr post and tweets, I even follow pages on facebook for this very reason. Twitter: The Comic is basically one of those facebook pages (or in the case a tumblr page devoted to tweets). Each tweet is kept in it’s original form, and illustrated to perfection. It’s a hit or miss book depending on your love of jokes about dad jokes, pessimism, or being alone…but I think the hits are definitely worth it. The illustrations are pretty spot on too, I’ve seen a few of these tweets before sans pictures and I’d say the artist did a pretty good job of pulling stuff directly from my had in some cases. It’s a silly a little book, and good for a few laughs for sure. I’m not sure if I’d pay the full cover price for it but I suppose that’s what his tumblr page is for.

  22. 4 out of 5

    dejah_thoris

    Kinda cute little book based on a webcomic where the author tries to depict interesting tweets. Neat concept (should've thought of that myself!) but I found it kinda hit or miss. Some will make you laugh and others just made me shake my head. I'm also not seeing how these are the "definitive tweets of a generation" but maybe the introduction is a little overblown. Kinda cute little book based on a webcomic where the author tries to depict interesting tweets. Neat concept (should've thought of that myself!) but I found it kinda hit or miss. Some will make you laugh and others just made me shake my head. I'm also not seeing how these are the "definitive tweets of a generation" but maybe the introduction is a little overblown.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy West

    A much longer extension to the hilarious Tumblr dedicated to the same idea of creating comic strips from tweets. I laughed out loud many times! If you're looking for a funny, quick read, flip through this humorous book of comics! A much longer extension to the hilarious Tumblr dedicated to the same idea of creating comic strips from tweets. I laughed out loud many times! If you're looking for a funny, quick read, flip through this humorous book of comics!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    3.5 Stars!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alda

    Nicely thought, good-going book ;)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Santhi

    fast easy read (just like Twitter! ;)) fun read if you get all the jokes - lol

  27. 5 out of 5

    mina ♡

    very funny comics super random but still kinda relatable haha i'm an idiot very funny comics super random but still kinda relatable haha i'm an idiot

  28. 5 out of 5

    Six

    My humor bone is broken. It has been largely noted by many.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    There were a few funny parts, but without the original Tweets, it was pretty pointless and confusing.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dorothea

    Tweets were obscure and there were hardly any, if not, none of the context given for the tweets. Didn't see and enjoy the humour. Tweets were obscure and there were hardly any, if not, none of the context given for the tweets. Didn't see and enjoy the humour.

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