Lobster Is the Best Medicine

A Collection of Comics About Friendship

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Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo’s charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo-a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor.

Friends: They are there when we just want to hang out, or need someone to listen. They make us laugh, and lend a shoulder to cry on. Comic artist Liz Climo captures the true spirit of friendship with this quirkily charming collection. Her animal kingdom is a place where sharks, otters, porcupines, and even crustaceans come together to show the best of what friends have to offer.

This little book will remind you to appreciate your own friendships . . . and inspire you to share with a special pal.


© 2015 by Liz Climo
Published by Running Press,
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ISBN 978-0-7624-5868-4
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015936003

E-book ISBN 978-0-7624-5882-0

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Designed by Ashley Haag
Edited by Jennifer Kasius

Typography: Avenir, Draftsman Casual

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When I was 23 I moved to Los Angeles and slept on my friend Andrea’s
futon for about three months. We both grew up in northern California,
but she had moved to L.A. a couple of years prior. When I called and
told her I had accepted a job on The Simpsons, and that I started in a
couple of days but had no money saved and no place to live, she said
without hesitation, “Great! Come stay with me! You can sleep on my
futon.” So that’s exactly what I did. While this was a very exciting time
for me, it was a lonely one too. I left some of my best friends behind
when I moved, friends I worried I would lose touch with. I started my new
job and listened as my coworkers talked in the hallway and made lunch
plans. I missed my group of friends in northern California, I missed my
family, and I was terrified to start my new life in L.A.. But at the end of the
day, I had Andrea to keep me company and her futon to sleep on, so I
knew everything would be okay. Ten years later, I am still in L.A., Andrea
has moved to New York, I see my northern California friends every
summer, I have an amazing group of friends here in Los Angeles, and a
futon of my very own in case any of them ever needs a place to sleep.

I love my friends, and I started drawing these comics as a way to
make them laugh. After wasting so much time worrying if my drawings
were any good, I realized I actually don’t care as long as they make
my friends happy, because that’s exactly how my friends make me feel

every day. And now, hopefully, they’ll make your friends happy too! So
if you’ve picked up this book and haven’t put it down yet (thanks, by the
way!) consider giving it to an old friend, or a new friend, or just keep it
for yourself. And if you’re in a new place, starting a new journey, or even
feeling a bit lonely, hopefully these comics will keep you company for a
bit and make you smile.











On Sale
Oct 13, 2015
Page Count
128 pages
Running Press