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Ben Snakepit returns with an all-new book of daily diary comics, three years in the making. As the title implies, Ben transitions from the pants-pooping idiocy of youth to the dark, sobering responsibilites of adulthood. Read along in amazement as he quits his bands, gets a real job, has a kidney stone removed and much much more. It’s 18+ fun for the whole family!


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Ben Snakepit returns with an all-new book of daily diary comics, three years in the making. As the title implies, Ben transitions from the pants-pooping idiocy of youth to the dark, sobering responsibilites of adulthood. Read along in amazement as he quits his bands, gets a real job, has a kidney stone removed and much much more. It’s 18+ fun for the whole family!

30 review for Snake Pit Gets Old: Daily Diary Comics 2010 - 2012

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ayun Halliday

    I love it! My 12-year-old son loves it! My much more critical of the scene husband is on the verge of loving it. His drawings of himself at work never fail to crack me up. His wife, Karen is a lucky lady to have a husband so tender and appreciative in his depictions of her. What an achievement this is - to set down some of the minutae of daily living, punctuated now and then with a big newsday, sometimes personal, sometimes global. Go back to the beginning of this long running project. It's mesmer I love it! My 12-year-old son loves it! My much more critical of the scene husband is on the verge of loving it. His drawings of himself at work never fail to crack me up. His wife, Karen is a lucky lady to have a husband so tender and appreciative in his depictions of her. What an achievement this is - to set down some of the minutae of daily living, punctuated now and then with a big newsday, sometimes personal, sometimes global. Go back to the beginning of this long running project. It's mesmerizing. Ben is also a poster child for how to be funny and self-effacing in the realm of autobiography. He's turns out to be a really reliable everyman. You'll want to eat where he eats. You'll be glad his hangovers aren't yours (unless they are, in which case, my condolences.) I'm so glad he decided to NOT pull the plug on this project as he was threatening to for a while there. I can't wait to see where the story goes, even if it doesn't go much of anywhere.

  2. 5 out of 5

    J.T.

    Ben Snakepit has been drawing daily diary comics since the year 2000. He attempted to quit drawing them in 2010, but was unable. Old habits die hard, and in this case I'm glad that's true. It's fascinating (to me, anyway) to observe a person's life unfold in three panels a day. Reading just one day's diary would, for the most part, not be particularly compelling, but when you delve into years and years worth a rhythm emerges punctuated by the occasional "big event". When I lived in the same citi Ben Snakepit has been drawing daily diary comics since the year 2000. He attempted to quit drawing them in 2010, but was unable. Old habits die hard, and in this case I'm glad that's true. It's fascinating (to me, anyway) to observe a person's life unfold in three panels a day. Reading just one day's diary would, for the most part, not be particularly compelling, but when you delve into years and years worth a rhythm emerges punctuated by the occasional "big event". When I lived in the same cities (first Richmond, VA, then Austin, TX) as Ben, I would read to see if I made it into the comic. Now that I live across the country, I use his diaries to check in and catch up with my old pal.

  3. 4 out of 5

    BRAIN_QUEEN

    always good and worth the read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emilia P

    Augh I fucking love you Snakepit. Not you, personally, as a human being, although I like you a lot. But I love this comic because of a lot of things. First of all, I just like the flow of it -- work, video games, movies, pizzas, dog-walking, girlfriend-hugging, band practice. Life is what it is. Frustrating and great and stupid and then great again, both utterly predictable and completely important and unpredictable in the day to day movement of it. Secondly, of course, I'm thrilled that I read Augh I fucking love you Snakepit. Not you, personally, as a human being, although I like you a lot. But I love this comic because of a lot of things. First of all, I just like the flow of it -- work, video games, movies, pizzas, dog-walking, girlfriend-hugging, band practice. Life is what it is. Frustrating and great and stupid and then great again, both utterly predictable and completely important and unpredictable in the day to day movement of it. Secondly, of course, I'm thrilled that I read it, and I was kind of putting off reading it, because it's a slice of life in Austin. WHERE I LIVE NOW. When I realized he was going to a bar that's like two blocks from my house all the time I was all aw hell, I gotta get to that bar. And I did, and it was great, and they have good trivia, and cheapish fancy beer, and a lot of hamburgers I want to taste. Also, I was reading it during SXSW and enjoying his complaints about SXSW that I was also kind of having. Finally, of course, it makes me want to get back to drawing my comic, and reminding me that whatever I do is gonna be good enough and probably a little bit hilarious and amusing because life is those things for most people at some point! Which I haven't done in like 8 months! What's up with that? DRAW, ME. Draw. And also P.S. I like the growing-up-ness of this, especially the SPOILER ALERT marriage thing. And dog-walking. And going to HEB. Aww, adulthood.

  5. 4 out of 5

    David Macpherson

    I have enjoyed the strange sensation of flying through a person's life when I read these journal comics. This one was great. I love how a life is little pieces, some times mentioned, sometimes glossed over.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    While I did find this entertaining, it also served to highlight how difficult it is for people to change. Ben's refrains seem to be that he's getting fat and tired, and yet he continues to drink constantly and eat a bunch of crappy food. And don't even get me started on the hangovers!

  7. 5 out of 5

    David

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karl

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ben

  11. 4 out of 5

    Snags

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

  13. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  14. 4 out of 5

    Seth Tisue

  15. 4 out of 5

    Wes Hall

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

  17. 5 out of 5

    Clint

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Greet

  19. 4 out of 5

    Keegan Allen

  20. 4 out of 5

    Audrey Zee Whitesides

  21. 5 out of 5

    David Morley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Craig Turner

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dirk

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Whiteford

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cfranz

  26. 5 out of 5

    Microcosm Publishing

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jim Johnston

  28. 5 out of 5

    Drew Williams

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  30. 4 out of 5

    Annie Jo

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