What boys are saying...
"Jeannette's writing is as thoughtful, observant, sad, and funny as her artwork. Her reflections delicately toe the line between playful and hopeless, and I, a boy, am very impressed."
-- Brad Jonas, Art Director for NSFWCORP, soyourlifeismeaningless.com
"Jeannette is going to be famous someday. Buy this wonderful collection of her work and sell it on eBay for profit."
-- Josh Mecouch, formalsweatpants.com
"What should downfall look like? Is losing ever funny or winsome? Jeannette Langmead draws her life like a popcorn tour of ordinary dreams that failed, from one water-stained room to the next, where she always walks right in and stands in the middle and stares and at the blackened carpet. No flinching! She never holds back, everything is up for laughs or disdain, with a drawing style that is equally unsparing. Also: look, just buy the book already – nobody's getting rich here."
-- Darryl Joel Berger, author of two short-story collections, Punishing Ugly Children and Dark All Day. Even worse, he is from Canada.
"You can't feel worse for Langmead than Langmead feels for Langmead. This creates the rare opportunity to observe a human being constantly scraping against rock bottom. but Her ability to bring to life such dire existential failure serves as proof of why she'll never really jump from the bridge; a subtle wink that's probably the first sign of cancer.
Langmead is like a homeless dude who is super good at the saxophone, but her instrument is white artistic collapse. Instead of retreating into an elaborate fantasy world, Langmead forces the reader to share the hyper-minutiae of her emotional dystopia."
-- Brock Wilbur, comedian
"Jeannette Langmead is the Lena Dunham of comics, except she's hornier and has been morbidly depressed for longer. That means she should also be more successful, right?"
-- Jonathan Holmes, writer/podcaster/animator/video guy at Destructoid.com
I Made This to Impress a Boy is over 40 pages of comics spanning from 2007 to the summer of 2013. All of the comics previously appeared on the internet at one time or another, but the collection creates a chronological narrative and offers a surprise revelation you will only find in the print edition.