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How I Feel Today: Comics About Everything


Open this book and you’ll laugh. Because it’s funny! And because it’s true. With a visual style that is simple, beautiful and dense with meaning, How I Feel Today is a collection of comics that explore the things we feel, from the glorious highs to the garbage-y lows to the endless and unruly in-betweens. Why? Because we have feelings, and it’s super gratifying to see them brought to life via a surprisingly expressive, eternally resilient stick figure girl who’s both super cute and extremely real. And then we can be like, “bhahahaha, yep that’s familiar.”

About the Comics

None of the comics in this book were specifically created for this book. Each one was drawn at some moment in time in response to an overwhelming emotion or experience that needed to be reckoned with. The collection was curated from years of notebooks and sketchpads and painstakingly woven into a roller coaster narrative that visually and emotionally represents the ups and downs we experience in our day-to-day.

Every page is a little different, and the artwork includes pen drawings, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and paper cutouts. 


Best for adults or almost-adults. Because this book, as cute as it looks, is not really meant for younger kids and has a couple bad words here and there.


Now available. Ships within 3 - 5 days. 


  • Author: Dana Zemack
  • Page count: 107 color illustrated pages
  • Dimensions: 6x8 in
  • ISBN: 978-0-692-83989-8
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2017
  • Copyright: Dana Zemack 2017
  • Printed in New York City


How I Feel Today began as a web series in 2010. The book started as a Kickstarter campaign that was successfully funded in May 2015. Check out Dana's Kickstarter page and a couple great articles about the campaign in Comics Alliance and Pando Daily.

Dana Zemack has been drawing stick figure comics since she was 12.