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We are here forever

by Gish, Michelle,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library New Fiction GR G
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  New Fiction
 
Call Number  GR G
 
 
Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC GISH GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  FIC GISH GRAPHIC
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 741.59 G53 GRAPHIC
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  741.59 G53 GRAPHIC
 
 
Summary
A hilarious graphic novel in which the human race has been supplanted by a sweeter, kinder, happier species...but are they as innocent as they seem? In this post-apocalyptic comedy, it's survival of the cutest!

After the most adorable apocalypse ever, the human race has vanished from the earth, replaced cute, innocent, playful purple creatures called the Puramus. In this hilarious and epic graphic novel, short interlocking stories follow the purple pals as they explore their new home, form a mini-monarchy, and develop a modern society on par with 21st-century humans. A final act pulls us across time and space in the search for clues to the origins of the Puramus. Along the way, humor and intrigue abound- Can King defend his village when nobody understands what war is? Will Jingle work up the nerve to read her poetry at open mic night? Will Puff Puff ever stop floating? Based on the viral Tumblr comic that gained 18,000 followers in just one year, We Are Here Forever is for fans of post-apocalyptic sci-fi blended with dry comedy and undeniable cuteness. Colorful and cartoony art will you rooting for these cute critters through their absurd adventures. But where did they come from, and what happened to all the humans?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Meet the Puramus! They're purple. They're adorable. They're the sole inhabitants of Earth. With the mood of a stark apocalyptic tale and the corny humor of Sunday newspaper comics, each of the book's episodes focuses on a different set of the playful creatures. Each episode visits a different time period in the creatures' shared history, so readers can see how the Puramus build their society, repeating some of the mistakes of humans while trying to understand what came before. There are certainly a lot of big-picture questions in the background of the piece: Are the humans all gone? Did the Puramus kill them? With very few answers, some readers will be frustrated by the book's casual pacing and seeming lack of clues. Others, however, might not mind at all and will instead be delighted by the quirky characters and random events. Gish's simple cartoon artwork is the perfect match for the peculiar humor and compellingly offsets the bleakness of the Puramus' situation. Hand to fans of offbeat, thought-provoking absurdity.--Peter Blenski Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gish's companion volume to her popular webcomic of the same name expands on its cartoon-apocalypse premise in a collection of charming, new-to-print short stories. Set in an undefined future after an unspecified extinction event wiped out human civilization, each story follows the adventures of the Puramus, a race of blobby purple catlike aliens who now populate Earth and whose cuteness is outweighed only by their naïveté. For the most part, any drama is low-stakes; will perpetually anxious Jingle work up the moxie to read her poetry at an open mic? Can the warrior trio of Pot, Box, and Bowl find their king a second "flarg" (actually a skateboard) in the rubble of a nearby city? There's a shadow of the macabre in the background, though, in the unanswered question that becomes Jingle's obsession: why are all the humans skeletons now? Gish's goofy designs and cheerful coloring contrast jarringly (and hilariously) with the comic's existential dread; the final chapters, which flash backwards to the aliens' first contact with humanity, are laden with chilling foreshadowing. Much of the character development will be lost on readers unfamiliar with the webcomic, but the absurdity of the humor stands independently in this light spin on postapocalyptic fiction. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Webcomics.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Humorous stories -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Animals, Mythical -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Humorous comics.
Apocalyptic comics.
Science fiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Philadelphia, PA :2019
Language English
Notes At head of cover title: After you are gone...
Based on the popular webcomic "We Are Here Forever."
Description 223 pages : color illustrations ; 14 x 22 cm
ISBN 9781683691204
1683691202
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