It’s All Absolutely Fine
Published November 17th, 2016 by Orion
Comics, Memoir, Graphic Novels, Humor, Sequential Art, Mental Health
I’ve never heard of Ruby Elliot, although from what I could gather she’s been posting her drawing about her life on her blog for a while now. Therefore, everything about her and this book was new to me.
It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby is a memoir written in pictures. A form of graphic novel. All pictures are black and white, since there are no colours.
It is a very fast read. It’s a great book for getting out of a reading slump, or reading on the train or bus.
The book tackles several mental issues such as bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, depression, different forms of anxiety. I can’t say I can relate to all of them, but even so, it was interesting to find out a little bit more about them, and how Ruby, in particular, sees these illnesses and how she managed them. Although the book deals with such sad and sensitive issues, there is also a lot of humour, a darker humour I would say. However, the humour does not stop Ruby from raising awareness about mental health.
There isn’t much to say about this book, due to its genre. If I say more I will spoil it for you.
Anyway, I recommend this book to people who like comic novels/sequential art, as well as reading about mental health. It is also a quick read if you want to read something fast.