Graphic Novel Review: Attack of the Stuff: The Life and Times of Jim Waddler by Jim Benton
Posted on August 27, 2020 at 9:42 am by Gene Ambaum
Attack of the Stuff: The Life and Times of Jim Waddler by Jim Benton. Papercutz, 2020. 9781545804995. 112pp.
Stuff talks to Jim (a duck), and most of it is pretty rude. All his things ever do is mock him and make his life tough, including his salt and pepper shakers (they seem determined to make him feel useless), his peanut butter (it says it has a jelly allergy), and his toilet (it won’t let him use it because it has ambition). Business isn’t good at his hay store, and it’s hard for Jim to get the orange juice he wants at the orange juice shop. To get away from his things Jim goes to live in nature. But when the internet breaks and the everything is in chaos, the world needs Jim to talk to the electronics and figure out what’s going on.
Benton’s graphic novel is perfectly ridiculous, enjoyable by readers of any age, and just the escape I needed.