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What are you reading?


henfalz

Junior Member
#1
I have just finished reading two Illustration Business books:

Breaking into Freelance Illustration - Holly De Wolf
How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul - 2010ed. - Adrian Shaughnessy

De Wolfs book has a privincial feeling and is kinda aimed for the timid soul. There are some good positive experiences that i enjoyed reading. This is an American book (actually Canadian) and may not attract a UK readership.

Shaughnessey is more square-in-the-face and shows that he has a lot of milage in the industry. He has a heavy London Studio authority and is very very informative and to the point.

Anyone read these or recommend similar?

Shaughnessey has a new publication that i'm looking into.
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#2
"How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul" is a book I've seen recommended a few times. Never read it though. I was reading Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett, but I've been neglecting it for some time.
 

Paul Murray

Moderator
Staff member
#4
Reading 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley again. Despite being published in 1932, it's like a social commentary on todays society.
 

scotty

Well-Known Member
#8
I have a great deal of trouble reading fiction.
I've been trying to read Monkey and Rolf Harris's autobiography for the past few years and still not completed either.
 

Rhonda

Senior Member
#9
Jimlad said:
"How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul" is a book I've seen recommended a few times. Never read it though. I was reading Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett, but I've been neglecting it for some time.
There's a new DiscWorld book? Will so have to seek a copy if there is!
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#12
I was talking with Typo about an old book I used to have at school called "How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way" (turns out he used to have it too), and went online to re-purchase it, only to discover its been updated (it now includes info on new-fangled comm-pew-tours) and republished. Happy days. Much more comprehensive than it used to be, some rather interesting ideas in it. Not that I'm going to be drawing a new "Captain Superhero" comic or anything, but it's all transferrable!
 

martyvibe

Junior Member
#17
The Street Sketchbook one in particular is ace, I must read at least once a month. It's 'sequel' book Street Sketchbook Journeys is also worth a look too.