Jonesy: Volume One | Fangirl Cupid

(Jonesy, Issues 1-4)
Written by: Sam Humphries | Illustrated by: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Colors: Mickey Quinn | Letters: Corey Breen | Cover: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Designer: Kelsey Dietrich | Editors: Jeanine Shaeffer & Shannon Watters
Published: August 2016 (Boom! Box Studios)

What's It About?

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 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… [GoodReads]

What I Thought.

Boom! Box continuously puts out titles that grab my attention. They make it a point to include a diverse cast of characters in all of their books. The stories are lighthearted and funny. One of the more popular titles from their line up is Lumberjanes. Jonesy has the same feel in that it's fun and doesn't take its self too serious. At the beginning Jonesy can come off as slightly immature, but I mean who doesn't when it comes to fangirling over their favorite person/celebrity. There's never a dull moment with her and the stuff that she gets herself into because of her crazy ideas. But you definitely get to see her heart and her good intentions through all of it especially when it comes to the people she loves. 
Her ability to make people fall in love is an interesting addition to her character, especially with how excited she gets over things. It's not explained how she got the powers. It's sort of mentioned in the beginning, but since Jonesy doesn't really understand how she got them and we're being told the story through her, we don't get to see how.
The pages are jam packed full of colors that make me want to rip out the pages and hang them up on my wall. If you can get your hands on a physical copy of this you'll appreciate the art so much. I love going through the Cover Gallery in the back of volumes to see the different styles and how different artists draw the same character. 
I really enjoyed Jonesy and the shenanigans she gets into. It's a colorful and fun read that you shouldn't take too serious. My favorite part is that it's diverse and original. I can't wait to read the next volume.

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