• anemptytextlline
    "November Garcia represents a welcome trend in memoir comics: autobio that’s funny above all else... [Foggy Notions] is as much a history of the burgeoning gentrification of even some of the roughest spots in San Francisco as it is about her journey in the city. Garcia is funny because she zeroes in on the weird, the inappropriate and the extreme—and that’s just with regard to her own behavior... there’s never a wasted panel or sense of padding in her stories: everything serves either the story moving forward or is a funny gag—and the gags usually move the story forward as well."
    ~ Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
    "Bleakly humorous in tone... Garcia’s comics connect instantly with the reader due largely to her appealing everyperson narration and self-deprecating persona. Social embarrassment is at the forefront of many of the strips herein... wonderfully awkward moments... it all ends far too quickly. "
    ~ Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
    Hic and Hoc Publications
  • Malarkey 2
    anemptytextlline
    "Garcia is my favorite new autobio cartoonist, especially given the way she's able to navigate humor and poignant moments with equal aplomb. Malarkey is where she collects gag strips that center around her family, her husband, comics, and life in general in the Philippines.
    There are also various strips about drunk adventures (a wine-and-cheese festival was especially amusing) and comics. [A]n element of pure joy & excitement about life balanced with anxiety and in particular regret for things she hasn't actually done yet... adds a certain tension to these strips but doesn't dominate it, as her enthusiasm for life is still the dominant element in her work, and it's the engine for her sense of humor."
    ~ Rob Clough, High-Low
    Self-published
  • anemptytextlline
    "Garcia has her own unique voice, and that's not just because she lives in the Philippines. Her sense of comic timing, her willingness to use aspects of her life (as well as the lives of others) as a rich vein for her comic material, and her skill with regard to body language, expressiveness and page layouts made every story a delight to read."
    ~ Rob Clough, High-Low
    Self-published