The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Omnibus

The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ an

The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Omnibus Creat E.K. Weaver go inside Books E.K Weaver was born during disco and grew up in a town full of rockets She briefly slipped into and out of the Bible Belt and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Brett, two dopey dogs, a cat who likes everyone, and a cat who hates everyone.She has been drawing since childhood, and really should be better at it than she is now.She is a chaotic neutral Libra with a 3 heat shield Her weak points are used CD shops, font collections, and seeds.E.K also gets a little weirded out writing about herself in the third person.. E.K Weaver s critically acclaimed road trip romance comic is collected here in this award winning, commercially successful omnibus edition Less Than Epic tells the story of Amal just out of the closet and freshly disowned by his parents and TJ a mysterious and eccentric vagrant and their journey across the continental United States.. A viral Book The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Omnibus This book raised the bar for characterization and visual design across the whole comics industry. This is one of those rare graphic novels out there you can't /not/ think is about real, living human beings you could pass on the street today. Everyone should read it!

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  1. E.K Weaver was born during disco and grew up in a town full of rockets She briefly slipped into and out of the Bible Belt and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Brett, two dopey dogs, a cat who likes everyone, and a cat who hates everyone.She has been drawing since childhood, and really should be better at it than she is now.She is a chaotic neutral Libra with a 3 heat shield Her weak points are used CD shops, font collections, and seeds.E.K also gets a little weirded out writing about herself in the third person.

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  1. This book raised the bar for characterization and visual design across the whole comics industry This is one of those rare graphic novels out there you can t not think is about real, living human beings you could pass on the street today Everyone should read it


  2. A surprisingly slow burning webcomic gone print I knew the basic premise going into the comic, but I guess I figured it would be goofy and less heart felt then it necessarily ended up being Not to say it lacked in the humor department, it certainly had its share of funny moments, but it was just a lot quieter then I expected.For an American comic at least in my general experience this comic had a lot of silent panels Or rather wordless panels technically speaking, because Weaver still manages t [...]


  3. Incredible Could never work as anything but a graphic novel Understated dialogue, with lots of space for facial expressions to do the talking There are points where the panels invite you to just pause and admire contemplate TJ and Amal, the way that they are pausing to admire and be astonished as they fall in love.The last page ACK YOU CAN T DO THAT.I m going to want to go back and look closely at the execution and layouts They re just wonderful, without getting in the way of the story.


  4. I really enjoyed this book I liked that it didn t have a crazy plot, but was just a story between these two guys I like that it felt real, that they weren t perfect, they fought, they had sex It was just a great story all around and I would highly recommend it




  5. I first fell in love with TJ and Amal as a series of EK Weaver s concept sketches and warm up comics, eagerly followed the series through its online run, and finally sighed with the mixture of satisfaction and sadness that comes from witnessing the completion of something done beautifully I ve commented on the comic s content in three separate volumes, but I held off on buying the physical comic because I was afraid a 500 page omnibus edition would never survive than one read, so I wanted to ta [...]


  6. This is an incredibly sweet love story that is refreshing to read Part of what makes this book so real is that the characters are so well rounded Both TJ and Amal have past histories, baggage, and idiosyncratic ways of looking at the world You don t get the sense that their story just started when we first see them, but that we are seeing a piece of their lives that started before, and will continue after, we are seeing them One of my criticisms of a lot of gay male fiction is that characters te [...]


  7. I read it on the web first, and then got the printed omnibus For some reason, the web version of this comic is not listed as a version of the graphic novel, so I can t just change my review for the webcomic to this edition Instead, I ll just link to that review Things that differ from the web version is one or two chapter end sketches especially the cute laundromat scene, of which most is missing here, and for obvious reasons the one animated page which is just a couple of plain panels here Most [...]


  8. Comenc a leer el c mic cuando E.K publicaba el c mic en l nea y r pidamente se convirti en uno de mis favoritos Esperaba las actualizaciones con nimos Cuando termin , como debi hacerlo, qued en mi top 10 de c mics y novelas gr ficas Hace un par de semanas compr esta edici n completa Es hermosa Rele la historia esa misma tarde y, desde entonces, no he parado de hojearla para releer sin parar mis momentos favoritos.


  9. The character writing dialogue, expressions, body language, etc is phenomenal in Weaver s work This is a re read since the comic finished online and the omnibus came out, and with the 2 year gap the comic still is amazing Pay attention to background details and it becomes an even richer story.


  10. I have to say it was excellent It felt like an actual organic growth of a relationship and was just thirsty enough I liked the dialogue, the backgrounds of the characters, and the art is really quite good I m awfully used to consuming bad media because I m desperate for gay characters, so it s really great to come across a piece that succeeds both in terms of story and art.


  11. Loved this book and I can t wait to recommend it to all my friends It made me laugh out loud in parts, cringe in others and ultimately cry at the end First time reading E.K Weaver and I know it won t be me last


  12. This is a beautiful volume It includes all the pages of the webcomic, the adorable in between vignettes save for one that is cut short and new, beautiful color spreads of the sceneries they gaze at during ther journey I want to read of TJ Amal They re wonderful.


  13. There aren t enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this book Moving illustrations, simple storyline evocatively and richly explored, powerful themes So, so good.





  14. On my graphic novel shelves, this is easily the biggest volume and there isn t a single page that could have been left out.As people have said before me, these characters feel real, and every panel adds a little to their personalities At the same time, you get the feeling you re only seeing a small part of them the sense of the rest of their lives outside the panel frames is always there, and it s both amazingly well done and a little alienating TJ and Amal feel so fully formed that it becomes d [...]


  15. This is definitely NSFW I originally read this online as the comics came out A friend bought the physical collection when it came out and loaned it to me I reread it when it was published, a few panels at a time, online I reread it in a day when I borrowed the compilation from a friend I also created a playlist from the wonderful notes about inspirations, and it is awesome I will reread it again shortly.The story is wonderful, and deeply sympathetic to the characters in all of their many faults [...]


  16. I ve seen people say that they don t get graphic novels or why the pictures or necessary, or that it feels juvenile, etc and I would say a that s ridiculous b read widely I think this is a good example of what graphic novels can be It s about these two young men who set off on a journey together across the US, and they both have secrets and struggles and frustrations, but it s about how this journey helps them face that and grow close to each other The art in this is black and white, but it s [...]


  17. Over 500 pages and totally worth it.I m probably going to read this book at least once every year It s heart warming, endearingly silly at times and has the best characters in the world The art is AMAZING Seriously, even without the super compelling main characters and the awesome story, I would have given it 5 stars just for the art alone You can tell how hard EK Weaver s worked on the scenes TJ Amal is one of the best ships ever ok trust me This book is just really special One of my favorites [...]


  18. It s really hard to believe that this book is Weaver s first comic novel The drawings are exquisite, the pacing is perfect, the dialogue is believable, and the two main characters are completely three dimensional It was a wonderful read In short, TJ and Amal end up on a cross country drive from the West Coast to Providence and hijinks ensue This is also a book about adorbs gay boys and their feelings Highly recommended for pretty much anyone a great mix of light and heavy, happy and sad, pretty [...]


  19. I was so excited to see this on my doorstep Monday I think I ve read it twice in the time I ve had it, cover to cover There are just so many details to be gleaned via reading it all in one go then via weekly updates For example, I never noticed TJ s ear tattoo or really, the whole shell motif while reading the webcomic It s such a small detail, but it adds so many layers to the story So happy I backed this kickstarter and so happy to have this book in my home


  20. This is one of the best webcomics I ve ever read It s funny, poignant, sexy, sweet, and pretty much everything you could ask for in a less than epic road trip It s now collected in a handy re needs two hands to lift omnibus with bonus notes and scenes from out of print Whisper Grass The art is gorgeous though definitely 18 rated and the little nods to bits of America passing by are sure to make anyone who has ever taken a cross country road trip smile.


  21. I had already read the webcomic online and I adore it It s one of my favorites if not my actual favorite webcomic My girlfriend bought me the omnibus book of the comic and I reread the entire thing in one night It s so brilliant The art is stunning and beautiful and makes me hold my breath sometimes when admiring it The story is powerful and goofy and touching The characters and dialogue are so very human I highly recommend anyone read it.


  22. I m not a graphic novel kind of guy Sure FUN HOME was a revelation THE SANDMAN is classic THE LESS THAN EPIC ADVENTURES OF TJ AND AMAL is delightful and new Two characters on a than metaphorical road trip talk and don t talk and see some amazing scenes together It was beautiful and funny, both in pictures and words I might be a graphic novel kind of guy now.


  23. Just one chapter, and then suddenly it was way past midnight, and I was looking at the back cover I finally found the queer romance I was hoping to read moving, funny, sometimes cute, sometimes tragic, and most of all so very real.


  24. What seems like a simple tale of two dudes falling in love on a cross country road trip reaches sublime heights in Weaver s hands Every word, expression, and gesture have meaning even the silly ones , carrying readers further down the road and Amal and TJ deeper into our hearts.



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