Pictures from both from “Acme Novelty Date Book” both volumes are in the library. Chris Ware’s sketchbooks. A diverse blend of unflattering self parodies, foul mouthed mice, grumbling, personal resolutions, procrastination drawings (the best kind!) and sketches of people on public transport. Made me laugh out loud in the library a few times!
Nelson came out last year it’s a comic about one character by 54 of different British comic book artists. I like the way they put together a whole story with so many different styles. I flipped through Skim by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki in Gosh! a few weeks ago, then by chance I found it in the library today. I felt I hadn’t been taking advantage of all the comics in the library and a whole year has flown by!
There’s a tremendous book on Hugo Pratt! It’s so big I’ve had it from out of the library for some time… I finally mustered the strength to take it back today and reminded me to snap some of the pages on the way into college this morning. Can’t get enough of these four!
The Library just got a copy of Takako Shimura’s Wandering Son. A sensitive manga about two adolescents, one a girl who wants to be a boy and the other a boy who wants to be a girl. I sped through the comic on the train yesterday, refreshing to read a comic that approaches such a delicate subject with such thoughtfulness.
I just borrowed the Art of The Incredibles and Monsters Inc from the library. I love our library, It’s inexhaustible!
I’ve been looking at the beautiful pastel drawings by Dominique Louis…
And some brilliant and varied concepts by Lou Romano for The Incredibles. Check out his blog: http://louromano.blogspot.com/2011/03/kwaidan.html