Blog Tour and Giveaway: Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado & Jenn St-Onge
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting Release Date: January 2017 Emet Comics
"This is a gorgeous read in every sense of the word, each and every page brimming with character and life." -IGN
Fresh out of art school and creatively unfulfilled, Molly is stuck in the suburbs with her parents and their cat, Pishi. When she is offered an opportunity to cat sit, she sees it as a way to get closer to her friends who live in the Los Angeles Arts District while fulfilling her dream of making a living as an artist.
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4 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Graphic Novel, Hysterical--
Molly lacks real ambition, instead going through the motions of life while living at home with her parents and day dreaming about making a name for herself as an artist. When her father tells her to find a job or a husband, an opportunity to make money by drawing a portrait of a couples cat appears. When that somehow turns into cat-sitting for the couple, Molly uses the cat's crazy antics to make an online comic. When she gets more cat-sitting jobs and more stories for her comics, Molly has to decide where she wants her life to go.
I was not really sure what the graphic novel was really going to be about, besides something to do with an artist and cats, when I first started reading. I could never have expected what the story was really about. This had the new adult genre feel to it, with a young twenty-something woman trying to understand herself and life, caught in the act of just floating by. The emotions were very real, not at all hindered by media they were displayed on. I read a lot of fantasy and supernatural graphic novels, but this was my first time with a realistic fiction story-line, and it was just as entertaining.
The illustrations were so engaging and incredibly freaking cute. I loved all the images the illustrator created, bring Molly and her cat-centric misdeeds to life. I enjoyed the subtle random cats that showed up all over her life, be it acknowledged by Molly or not. The emotions that Molly was able to convey on her face made her feel real, like a reaction of a friend and I could totally relate. Everything had so much personality and the images were able to add to the story and the characters without having the need to have more dialogue.
Pishi stole my heart with her disappointed facial expressions and attempts to be cuddly. (The hot drink kitten trio was pretty darn adorable though too...) She was just one of the many clever ways the duo was able to create subtle as well as highly enjoyable over the top humor that kept me chuckling as well as rooting for Molly to "grow up". I recommend any cat lover and graphic novel lovers to pick up this fun, fast read, and I look forward to more from both the author and the illustrator.
I received this title in return for my honest review.