My Boyfriend is a Bear

My Boyfriend is a Bear

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620104873
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 207,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pamela Ribon co-created and currently writes the roller derby comic SLAM! from BOOM! Studios, and has penned guest issues of RICK AND MORTY™ from Oni Press. Her screenwriting work includes Disney’s Moana and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. She's a best-selling author, frequent troublemaker, and true fan of you.

Cat Farris is a native Portlander, an artist, and pretty sure she's just making this up as she goes along. Her previous work includes art on Emily and the Strangers. She is supported in this venture by the world's most beautiful husband, the laziest greyhound, and an all-star cast of Helioscope studiomates.

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My Boyfriend is a Bear 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lilithPP 4 months ago
*I have received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review* What can I say? It's ok drawing-wise, cute and all. The story, though? What is it about? I see a lot of confusion in other reviews and I can agree with them. I, too, am confused. Is it about love between species or metaphor of interracial love? Is it about something else? I'll tell you one thing - it's odd and I mean ODD. The bear is cute, but I don't like hairy dudes ;)
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Good volume? I don't know what to think of this? I liked the art style and that cover is kind of adorable, I think? A weird read.
LibrarianRyan More than 1 year ago
I am finding it hard to decide if I liked this book or not. It's a love story of a woman and bear. The bear is everything she has ever wanted in a man, and she loves him. The bear is not anthropomorphic, it does not talk, but it does get a job, fix things, etc. He’s never meant to be human, or a representation of a human. The story is simple, quick and cute. But it the panel about mating season being fun… Can’t get that one out of my head. Especially when there is an illustration later in the book of 2 bears mating, that the human bear mating thing lingers in the back of my mind, and make me think eeeeeee.
clwojick More than 1 year ago
This was a breath of fresh air for me. I was truly surprised at how deep and touching this story was, and appreciated how different it was from the majority of graphic novels that I tend to read. I loved the main character Nora, and sympathized with her never ending struggle to find a decent, and respectful man that will treat her right. She ends up meeting Bear, and falling in love with him. As you can imagine, living and loving a 500 lb bear can come with its challenges, but also it's perks. I will admit to smiling, laughing, and even crying while reading this. I simply loved it, and will be recommending it to all of my graphic novel loving friends. I especially know my Litsy friends will be excited to gobble this one up. I have received a much appreciated digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
This book is ridiculous, quirky, and, yes, it stars an actual bear, and OH BOY I loved it. I haven’t read many rom-com graphic novels, but I definitely need to look for more if this is the kind of story to expect! Nora lives in LA, has a demoralizing job at a scammy call center, and has had a long string of lame boyfriends. When her latest boyfriend makes fun of her for reading women’s magazines while camping, she storms off, only to encounter a very surprised bear. Suffice it to say that both the camping trip and that relationship is over! Some time later, she goes to take out the trash and finds the bear standing by her trashcans with her magazines. And, thus, the start of a beautiful relationship. It turns out that, despite that fact he can’t speak English, he’s a pretty decent boyfriend. He cuddles, he fixes things around the house, and apparently they have a pretty good sex life. So, yeah, Nora and Bear end up in a relationship, and they are honestly a cute couple. Nora's family and friends have a mixed reaction, understandably. People stare and point when they're out in public (if they don't run away screaming). One of her friends is completely against the relationship ("You guys don't share the same backgrounds! What do you even talk about?") while the other is so pro-Bear that she becomes more of his friend than Nora's. So, beneath the cute story about a bear and a girl, there's a lot of themes: navigating toxic and over-supportive friends, interracial and intercultural relationships, parents who don't think any partner will be good enough for you, and all the things that go into making a relationship work - including navigating a long distance relationship when he goes into hibernation. The art is perfect for the story, cute and colorful, with a mix of manga-style character art, a more realistic style, and even watercolor-like art for when Bear's in hibernation. Overall, it's a cute mix of sweetness and sadness, and I'm definitely looking forward to whatever Ribbon and Ferris come up with next! Recommended for anyone who loves quirky love stories!