Hey hey hey! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a great Holiday season in general!
I had a very good Christmas, everyone seemed to love the gifts I gave, and I definitely love every single gift I received. I also got everything I asked for, which this christmas was mostly books
. So. MANY. BOOKS.
The Gift of KNOWLEDGE.
For a bit, I felt I had hit a wall of learning. The internet is a great resource, but I felt like I was grasping at straws when I could've been more effectively teaching myself about things I needed to know. That's when somebody told me about books. Actual physical produced collections about all kinds of shit! And I knew I needed to get my hands on some.
Every book I asked for I got off a recommendation, mostly from warnoon
And this is what I got:
- Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
- Blue Estate (hardcover collection) by Viktor Kalvachev
- Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
- Drawing Words And Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel & Matt Madden
- Vanishing Point by Jason Cheeseman-Meyer
- The Art of Time in Fiction by Joan Silber
- The Art of Fiction by David Lodge
- On Writing by Stephen King
I'm looking forward to unlocking their secrets and absorbing their wisdom (through osmosis. That's how books work, right?) over the next few months, and hopefully I'll remember to write journals about them to tell you guys...?
I've also own and already digested Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work both by Austin Kleon, which, DEAR GOD I RECOMMEND.
And I also have to read Asterios Polyp (David Mazzucchelli) and Empowered (Adam Warren) to clear my list.
Anyway, some of these are actual comics, some are books on drawing, some on writing, some are both, and all should be incredible help. I'll let you know.
And please please please, if you know any books you think I missed and need to read, my god, leave a comment!
Have a wonderful and safe New Year, however you're celebrating it!See you next year!