REVIEW: Sharky Malarkey

Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with the ARC


Sharky Malarkey by Megan Dong is probably the funniest series of comic strips I have read in my life. Full disclosure: I was almost in tears in the lunch room at my day job, I was trying so hard not to full on cackle.

I don’t even know how to explain this book but to show two of the comics that had me laughing the most.

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This series of comics is random, hilarious, and unapologetic about being alive, and that’s really all I can say other than: Buy this book when it comes out in September. If you like things like Sarah Scribbles, then you should definitely read Sharky Malarkey.


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Author: Megan Nicole Dong
Published: September 18, 2018
Pages: 224
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449487553

Synopsis: Sharky Malarkey follows the adventures of Bruce, a washed-up shark actor, and a colorful assortment of dysfunctional people, animals, and inanimate objects.

Bruce is equally outlandish and relatable—he’s vain but insecure; hotheaded but cowardly; craves attention but fears intimacy—his over-the-top antics are all too human. Based on Megan Nicole Dong’s popular webcomic, Sketchshark, her debut print collection mines the absurd in everyday life.

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