Read Why Would You Do That? by Andrea Tsurumi Online


Tsurumi’s comics deftly combine stunningly beautiful imagery with wildly funny commentary about life as she observes it. The result is a comic style that somehow manages to be ridiculous and sublime, combined with a sense of humor that is both silly and wry. Tsurumi’s comics cover topics as diverse as poodles, brassieres, sports fans, pie, the Civil War, and how to swim....

Title : Why Would You Do That?
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ISBN : 9781681481029
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Why Would You Do That? Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-01-21 11:34

    Strange and pretty funny and uneven collection of comics from Tsurumi. A kind of combination of silly/goofy and colorful and weird. Not disturbing, just fun and a little wry in places. Yup/Nope I liked. Random funny topics include: Poodles, brassieres, pie, swimming. I liked it all right, my introduction to her work. Maybe if I read more I will get into her humor a bit more, maybe. She seems pretty original to me.

  • Derek Royal
    2019-01-08 10:35

    As Johnny Carson would have said, "This is weird, wild stuff." I know that Tsurumi has been creating comics for a long time, but I'm ashamed that this is the first time I've read her stuff where I've been aware that this is her work. I'm sure I've seen some of her Spongebob stuff, but I see this as my true introduction to her art. I love the visual style, and her sense of humor is right up my alley. In fact, on our recent podcast episode devoted to recent releases from Alternative Comics and the other small presses in its distribution co-op (such as Hic + Hoc), this book and Eric Haven's Compulsive Comics were standouts.

  • Kari Stemm-wolf
    2019-01-09 09:55

    Jessie, Good heavens I adore this book. It is so wonderfully odd! Amazingly illustrated! How did this wonderful original vision come to fruition and get a publisher and find its way into my hand? Thank you to all participants! Andrea you are a wonder! This is a top of the list must read! Now! Your friend, Hobs

  • Comics Alternative
    2019-01-16 15:36

  • Carol Tilley
    2019-01-13 10:45

    <3 Poodles, ramen, ghosts of childhood, and more. Just read it!

  • Hollowspine
    2019-01-20 13:46

    As a fan of poodles Tsurumi's wonderfully humorous comics really appealed to me. Funny daily life observations, absurd imaginings of the inner workings of poodles amongst other things. It was pretty obvious that Tsurumi enjoyed creating this collection. Some parts were just one page panels, others a few pages, but everything with the same humor.Cake vs. Pie was also very fun and made me hungry for pastries/sweets.

  • Tyler Kroon
    2018-12-23 09:40

    Hilarious, ridiculous, and undeniably clever; I thoroughly enjoyed Tsurumi's illustrated stories and comics in this book! I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future!

  • Molly
    2018-12-22 11:56

    I think this was a mix of really strong works and some, well, not as strong; but I just enjoyed the ones that I did so much that it made it all worth it. There are some where you might think, 'This is kind of a weird thing that doesn't totally make sense,' but then there's a single line that resonates so strongly that even if you can't put it into words, it is so weirdly right. Hard to explain- but if you've got a half hour to 45 minutes to spare,and you like kind of weird comics, it's worth checking out.

  • jt
    2019-01-06 14:33

    Andrea Tsurumi has a really bizarre sense of humor (somewhere in the realm of B. Kliban, but that's not quite right) that catches you off guard. The jokes are infused in the artwork, taking full advantage of comics as a medium. This is an excellent collection of short works, mostly culled from anthologies.

  • Jamie Moffit
    2019-01-01 12:37


  • Rebecca Schwarz
    2019-01-13 15:36

    A cool, weird collection of comics. A kind of illustrated guide to playful, sideways thinking. I especially liked Poodle Smart, How to Pool, and Cake vs Pie.

  • Patrick
    2019-01-03 10:54

    Some cute parts, but basically it is about a 15 minute read as one skims over the weak parts.

  • Ashur
    2019-01-05 08:41

    THE CAKE & PIE WAR holy crap

  • Amy
    2018-12-28 08:49

    Review to come