The author and artist shares 200+ comics, essays, and guides to coping with twenty-first-century panic: “an absurdist take on the anxieties of the internet era” (CBR).
With comics titled “Choose your social anxiety coping mechanism” and “What your coffee drink of choice says about you,” Tommy Siegel offers clever and sardonic commentary on our social media-driven culture, as well as a series of devastatingly funny relationship comics starring his popular Candy Hearts characters.
Siegel’s comics began as doodles in the back of a van while he toured as a rock musician. They quickly earned a viral global fanbase and shout-outs from cultural heavyweights including Ringo Starr, Tim Heidecker, Vic Berger, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. With a perfect balance of absurd humor and insightful writing, I Hope This Helps outlines the journey from the author’s earliest “van doodles” to the socially-distanced awkwardness of today.