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A sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results.Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people faA sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results.Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong… Written by Sam Humphries and illustrated by Caitlin Rose Boyle, this charming tale is sure to appeal to romantics and cynics alike....

Title : Jonesy, Vol. 1
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ISBN : 9781608868834
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Jonesy, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Maija
    2019-02-21 14:12

    Omg. I got this as part of a Humble Bundle and I'm so glad I did! The art is cute, cartoony & colourful, and the comic is just fun and features a diverse cast of characters. The main character, Jonesy, hates a lot of things about highschool life (and life in general). She's against "the popular kids" and prom, and all sorts of stuff TBH. She's selfish & vindictive, but so full of energy (well, not when it comes to working). I think some people might just find her unlikable and not care for the comic because of that. I didn't mind, though, I found her captivating to follow and had fun. Jonesy has the power to make people fall in love with stuff... people, things, ideas. Just not herself. And this causes all sorts of chaos.The cover said this was "a spiritual successor to Scott Pilgrim", and I would tentatively agree. It has the same sort of unlikable main character that you love to follow, and features out-of-the-ordinary abilities. Doesn't have the deeper themes of Scott Pilgrim, though, at least not yet. It's just really fun. Check it out of you like the art style, want to have some silly fun, and don't mind "unlikable" characters.

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    2019-02-24 14:08

    Cute, fun and silly, this was such a delightful read! Only problem is, now I'm really craving doughnuts...

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-01-28 17:27

    I read this because I and reading books with strong girl characters for a YA GN class I will teach again next summer. This qualifies, and is good, entertaining for teens, I think. Done by Humphries, who is an alternative comix guy on his own time and doing mot lighthearted kid stuff like this, too. My favorite issue is one focused on prom, and how much she hates it. The art is garishly colored and sort of a cross between alt and mainstream comics. But for the young (at heart).

  • Sesana
    2019-02-24 15:28

    So much fun to read. It has a very similar feel to Lumberjanes, which is very high praise indeed from me. The sense of humor, style of dialog, and overall wackiness is very much like what you might find in Lumberjanes, and I am sincerely all about that. Jonesy herself, however, is a significantly less sympathetic character than the Lumberjanes girls. She can be selfish and short sighted and impulsive, but I still find her strangely charming. It may be because her entire world is so cartoonish that I can't take her flaws that seriously, but I bet she'll annoy the snot out of plenty of readers. It's a delightfully quirky book, though. As a bonus, I think this is one that my niece would like, so I'll be passing the recommendation on to her.

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    2019-02-13 19:26

    I wanted to love this one. The premise sounded amazing, and there is quite a bit of diversity (main character is Latinx, one of the female main characters has a crush on another girl), but I ended up feeling very disappointed.For one, I really didn't like the main character. I feel like they wanted to make her that kind of rebel character everyone loves, but they tried too hard and ended up with a pretty selfish and unlikeable character.I also felt like the plot wasn't executed very well. There was nothing about it that made me want to keep reading, and it felt a bit all-over-the-place.The only things I liked about this one were Jonesy's dad, who is adorable and makes a lot of dad jokes, and the side character who has a crush on her lab partner, which was adorable. But they're not things that make me want to keep reading this series.I'm sure there are people who would like this graphic novel, but I'm not one of those people.

  • Lata
    2019-02-23 22:04

    Light, with eye-popping colours, Jonesy is a teen who can make people fall in love with other people or with things. She feels things intensely, and tends to use her superpower without considering possible repercussions. That said, she cares for her friends, her father and grandmother, and is funny and melodramatic in vibrant sound and colour.

  • Chelsea(A Very Bookish Girl)
    2019-02-16 20:21

    This was cute, I really wanna keep reading it

  • Steph
    2019-01-30 15:21

    What a fun twist on the magical girl genre! Jonesy the comic is full of cuteness, but Jonesy the character has a wonderful harshness to her that balances things really nicely. The central stories are not love stories, but there are some crushes, including an extreme(ly relatable) celeb crush and an adorable f/f crush. It was a really fun comic to breeze through; I can see it being a good comfort read! There's friendship and donuts and heart eyes and other magical goodness!!!Thank you to Netgalley and BOOM! Studios for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Allonsythornraxx
    2019-02-01 17:28

    20 March 2017This was a cute little story with awesome art, I cannot wait for the next installment.REVIEWJonesy Volume 1 – Sam Humphries (text) & Caitlin Rose Boyle (Illustrations)my rating : 4/5genre : comics, this shit is cute and the art is adorablegoodreads rating : 3.67I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Comic reviews are kind of hard to write, because they’re so short there isn’t always a lot to talk about but I will certainly give this a fair go!THE COMICJonesy is about a “cool dork” named, well, Jonesy.She is a snarky, too cool for school type of girl.In this comic, Jonesy doesn’t really have any friends but she does make a friend, an LGBT character who has a crush on another girl, they are an adorable little duo, they call themselves the SCIS (Secret Crush Investigation Squad).This comic sort of reminds me of the Lumberjanes series, the art feels similar, the humor and tone of voice is also of the same vein. Aalthough, unlike Lumberjanes, Jonesy is more of a harsh character, she says things without much thought to how dhe might affect others. She’s too cool for school, she hates valentines day and despises prom. But at the same time she cares about her friends, works at her dad’s doughnut shop and sells zines that she slaves over after school. She’s got a hard shell, but she’s downright gooey inside. She’s mean, and sometimes she can be a completely selfish character but somehow, she is still a loveable character.This is definitely a fun comic, I feel like Jonesy will annoy many people but for others she will be hilarious. Either way, I’ve already recommended this to a bunch of people, in fact one of my friends has already started it and she’s loving it so far.ARTThe art in this comic is honestly, really awesome.Just look at it – it’s bright, cute and it’s fun. Don’t tell me that this artwork doesn’t make you want to add Jonesy to your TBR. It’s adorable and you need it in your lives.

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2019-01-29 21:02

    RATING: 2 STARSDNF - 25%(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY)(Review Not on Blog) The illustrations were too much for my eyes and the storyline for this one did not keep my attention. I am going to pass on this one and the series.

  • Lara
    2019-02-05 15:08

    Oh, man, I...super loved this! Think magical girl comic but with a pop-star-obsessed teenager who hates everything. She's cynical and mean and out for revenge...until she's not. Love her and Susan, love her donut pun-making dad, love Farid's dancing, love the S.C.I.S., love STUFF, and I totally had Mr. Big stuck in my head after I finished it. Stupid prom!!!Disclaimer: After a weird, super vivid dream in which my husband and I discussed celebrity marriages for like, HOURS, I woke up at 1:30 last night, ate a bunch of crackers, and then read this while I was trying to make my brain stop spinning, so I'm not 100% sure I would have found this so hilarious if I weren't sleep deprived, but...I'm like, at least 95% sure!

  • Sydney ✨
    2019-02-23 20:14

    This was a meh read for me. Not sure if I want to continue on or not. The premise was cool and the art was really vibrant, I just got annoyed with Jonesy sometimes. Susan is the best part of the story tbh.

  • Marta Boksenbaum
    2019-02-07 19:14

    Jonesy is such a great character, she's so angry which many teens are. She is also a bit of a jerk and is very vindictive, which is why usually when she uses her powers it's to spread chaos or get back at someone. It's a great spin on the outcast character, because many teens feel powerless in high school and she literally has secret powers. I also love that her biggest crush is a pop star it's just so accurate to teen crushes.

  • Dani St-Onge (Literary Lion)
    2019-02-04 14:14

    http://literary-lion.tumblr.com/Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jonesy is a typical teen with a weird power: she can make people fall in love with anything. Except herself. Jonesy is forced to work towards her secret crush the old-fashioned way while creating all sort of mayhem and mischief with her super special powers.For those who loved Lumberjanes there is a very similar style of humour present in Jonesy. However the emotional bonds, character development and overall plot is much weaker. Jonesy is light fluff with very little real plot. It’s very light fare and doesn’t have much going on below the surface. Which can be good for people who just want something funny if Jonesy is your sort of humour.One of the things that really brings the score down is the protagonist. Jonesy is a selfish jerk and not one that is easily loved. Jonesy uses her powers to caue problems for other people and only occasionally shows a glimpse of humanity to avoid hurting her friends. Characters can be bad and selfish whiile still being likeable but at best Jonesy is annoying. She’s very “not-like-other-girls” in her rejection of everything everyone else likes and just generally irritating.There is a lot of diversity, from different ethnicities to sexualities without overtly making those characters seem different. A crush on a girl is talked about as though it’s no different from a crush on a boy and that is important - but it doesn’t make the plot or characters more interesting.There are people who will enjoy this book, but it’s not something I’ll be picking up in the future.

  • Alex Sarll
    2019-01-30 20:06

    It's a brilliant origin story: bolshy geek girl Jonesy gets the power to ship people in real life from watching too much anime. Sadly but inevitably, it doesn't work if she tries to use it on herself. This could easily have been the set-up for an interminable and cliche-ridden manga series which I'd never read, but gains interest from being written by Sam Humphries, who deploys the same sick mind which gave us 'Our Love Is Real' (look it up when you're older) to have Jonesy's classmates suddenly compelled to love ferrets, or noxious gopher lollies, as often as any more standard crush scenario. Boyle's art conveys an appropriate sense of hyper-real, too-much-sugar pubescent overexcitement, and the combined effect is somewhere in the region of Scott Pilgrim's nightmare younger sister. Still, I'm not sure about the idea's long-term legs, and at times it reads less like encapsulating adolescence than encapsulating the feel of the comics and 'zines made by adolescents. For which I'm sure there's an audience, and good luck to them - just maybe not so much of a crossover one.(Netgalley ARC)

  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    2019-02-10 14:25

    This was great! I loved Jonesy as a snarky, too-cool-for-everything main character, and what I liked even more was how /not/ heteronormative this is! It's an all-ages comic where people are asked "Do you have a boyfriend? Girlfriend?" (No nonbinary option given, unfortunately.) And one of the side characters (a girl) has a crush on another girl and it's super cute! Such a great mix of cotton candy and sarcasm.

  • Melissa
    2019-01-30 15:15

    The cutest thing I've read in probably forever and geez Louise, did I need it today. Her dad owns a donut shop. She makes friends with one of the popular girls (kind of by accident). She has a crush on a Ziggy Stardust-ish character. She has a ferret. All the *heart eyes emojis*

  • Kibriya Mehrban
    2019-02-17 22:21

    She thinks she can't make people fall in love with her? Pssshhh... this girl is my new idol.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-23 20:01

    This is amazing--the cute zany art is a little bit Adventure Time, a little Invader Zim, a little Scott Pilgrim, dashed with Osamu Tezuka and graffiti aesthetic, and it is AMAZING! I love Jonesy's design--she's large, Latina, punkish, with dyed hair, fun clothes and accessories, and is most importantly COMFORTABLE with herself. She rocks! There are donut puns (her awesome dad runs a donut shop), ferret love, yaoi shipping, 80s nostalgia, interracial LGBTQ couples, and basically ALL OF MY CATNIP. There's a sand art and cheese critter contest! A jackalope donut! Sailor moon buns! A bee mascot! A pop idol named Stuff! A retro purple polka dot prom dress with purple mesh fingerless gloves! FARID'S PURPLE HAIR! Am I making sense anymore? No, because you just need to go read this!

  • Anita
    2019-02-01 21:22

    Woah! I really liked this introduction to Jonesy, a cool high schooler with special powers. But at the heart of it, Jonesy has a lot of the same problems I remember having when I was younger: loving your favorite musician so much you consider them your secret crush, putting your selfish nature aside to help out others, wish your parents understood you more, etc. I felt this series handles diversity really well, but I loved that Jonesy isn't conventional in anyway, even in the fact her parents aren't together anymore. It seems like a really realistic narrative set amongst a really fantastical premise. Love!

  • Mainon
    2019-02-11 17:19

    Jonesy has a superpower. It's a pretty great one -- she can make other people fall in love with anything or anyone she chooses, except herself. (There's always a catch to these things, right?) So as a slightly disaffected teenager (probably 13 or 14), this is basically an invitation to wreak havoc wherever she goes. But the principal is investigating, and Jonesy doesn't want to get caught!This is a fun, lighthearted romp through YA fantasy in graphic novel form. Not too deep, though there is a nice budding relationship between two girls that makes this LGBTQ-friendly without being unnecessarily focused on it.

  • Molly
    2019-02-09 18:00

    This is very goofy and a lot of fun. I had some trouble getting into it until the last two issues in the volume. I'm hoping that bodes well for volume two... and I am also hoping that RPL one day increases the limits on Hoopla checkouts, because I am burning through them like nobody's business. :XAnyway, Jonesy's magic power is the ability to make anyone fall in love with anything - except herself. It seems like a pretty weird magic power, but it's amusing to see how many uses she finds for it.

  • Cat(cat-thecatlady)
    2019-02-08 20:03

    this was ok. I suspect I would enjoy this more if I was in another mindset. I loved the art and the humour but Jonesy's attitude just got on my nerves sometimes. why so negative?! might still pick up the next volume, since I can still see potential on it.full review here: https://catshelf.wordpress.com/2017/0...

  • LALa
    2019-02-09 19:05

    Seeing the cover made me think Scott Pilgrim meets Steven Universe, in a way it kind of plays out like that. It was an enjoyable playful story, filled with cuteness, edginess, humor, heart and amazing artwork and colors. Plus some animal pals. The content stays early teenage appropriate with mini adventures that keep pushing aspects of the story forward. I look forward to seeing where Jonesy's special powers take her and her friends.

  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    2019-02-15 16:15

    3.5-4ish. Cute, over the top, but ultimately a fun and quirky read.

  • Vanessa (splitreads)
    2019-02-02 18:27

    4.5. What a delight! Jonesy is spunky and hilarious, the kind of "jerk" I like to read about. So much fun to follow her hijinks + meet her friends & dad. Cutely drawn and colorful... I love Boom Box comics and the next volume comes out in like two weeks!

  • Christy
    2019-02-19 22:00

    Aw, Jonesy...our little misunderstood Cupid. Imagine navigating high school as the cool-geek...self described, of course. Now add that with the power to make anyone (except yourself) fall in love with anyone or thing else (except yourself). As you can imagine, Jonesy finds herself in quite a few pickles. I was glad to see the "to be continued" at the end of the last issue because I'm not ready to be done with her sassy little self just yet!

  • Alenka
    2019-02-21 20:24

    This book is DELIGHTFUL. The first issue didn't grab me but Boyle almost immediately begins throwing in lots of incredible visual humor to supplement the puns and over-the-top situations Jonesy creates. The laugh-out-loud funny moments are what really pulls it together; the characters are unique but their development is relatively simple, so the humor and bright art add just the right amount of flair to make this comic feel fresh. I loved it.

  • Mississippi Library Commission
    2019-02-16 16:19

    Jonesy is a really fun comic about Josephine aka Jonesy, a “cool dork” with a secret: she can make people fall in love. Buts sometimes she abuses her powers, just a little, just for fun. The story is hilarious, the art is great, and the colors are bright and cheerful. Jonesy herself is a delight, and the cast of characters of her friends and family make the entire book a delight. We can’t wait for the next volume!

  • Brittany
    2019-02-13 19:30

    This was something alright. I enjoyed it, it was fun!