Hyperbole and a Half

by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half is a combination of webcomic and blog written by Allie Brosh. Published in 2009, the comic is drawn in Paintbrush and uses an exaggeratedly simple drawing style as an artistic device. It is a retelling of her life and includes stories from her childhood as well as the challenges she faces as an adult. Brosh has also expanded the comic into a series of web videos in a similar style, which have been popular.

Hyperbole and a Half draws inspiration from “rage comics,” promoting a certain similarity in their shared diction and simple, almost rudimentary art. A number of Brosh’s images have, in turn, been repurposed into various memes and rage comic panels.