I first came across SoTM at a comic shop in Atlanta, GA. The artwork on the cover (it was issue # 1) just grabbed me. Upon glancing at the comic, it had a unique kind of sarcastic humor to it. I connected with the comic, and in turn...the comic connected with me. I think it's a rare thing to read a piece of literature (be it comics, article, novel, etc.) and to think to yourself...wow this really connects with who I am, what I enjoy, how I feel about life, etc.
This comic does just that for me. Thoughts of childhood, overall life frustrations, and really a sense of humor that I can totally relate to.
In terms of art, this hardcover book is wonderfully illustrated, beautifully bound together, and does the comics (originally separate issues 1-4) 100% justice. There is also a nice addenda included...which displays much of the extra artwork/sketches, which lets you into the mind of the creator, Josh Cotter. SoTM is definitely my favorite comic line of 2007 and 2008, and quite possibly could be my favorite comic of all time.