Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Return from SDCC07
I did however manage to acquire a few things and here are some of them:
THE ART OF DEANNA MARSIGLIESE : I can't say enough about this one - I've had her blog linked here for quite a while and I'm very excited to now have a book of her work. I kept it in the booth with me so I could look at it in my free moments as well as to pimp it to my friends who stopped by. It is chock full of design awesomeness and Deanna was very gracious in drawing in each and every book she sold.
Every page is gold and my favorite of all of them is "Cat Fight" with the space girls and aliens. What I love most about the drawings in the book is not only are they great designs, but they have an incredible amount of character and story attached to them. This is a rarity and the reason I will go back to this book over and over. The attitudes and body language of the characters in "Cat Fight" (and every other page in the book) say so much and are absolutely hilarious to boot.
JOCK is Jamie Baker's mini comic about a pet dog he grew up with in Australia. This is a little gem of a book and I had a blast reading it. Jamie has posted some very well written and funny stories on his blog and to experience his autobiographical writing matched up with his funny drawings is a real treat. He really captures the spirit of the dog Jock and his rag-tag group of canine buddies. Jamie I hope you do more of these!
MISS PAS TOUCHE by Hubert and Kerascoet is a book I heard about from Ronnie del Carmen who posted about it here. I was finally able to track them down at Stuart Ng and I am making a vow to learn the French necessary to read them because the drawings are amazing.
In addition to these, a few of the other great books I picked up were Louie Del Carmen's STEEL NOODLES, Pierre Alary's BELLADONE pt. 3, Chris Sanders' SKETCHBOOK #2, the new LOVE AND ROCKETS, Kelsey Mann's NOIR SKETCHBOOK, FLIGHT 4 (thanks Kazu!), Bobby Rubio's ALCATRAZ HIGH, SKIP LIEPKE's art book, and more. Next year I'll be driving down so I'll be able to safely transport the toys, posters and prints that I wasn't able to this year.
PS: book orders that were placed during the last week will ship tomorrow and thursday.