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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by henfalz, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. henfalz

    henfalz Junior Member

    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.
     
  2. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    "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.
     
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Just finished this weeks Beano.
     
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Reading 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley again. Despite being published in 1932, it's like a social commentary on todays society.
     
  5. henfalz

    henfalz Junior Member

    With the economy being what it is, its like 1932...
     
  6. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    The Beano makes me smile.
     
  7. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I always preferred The Beano to The Dandy.
     
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. Rhonda

    Rhonda Senior Member

    There's a new DiscWorld book? Will so have to seek a copy if there is!
     
  10. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    It's not the newest one, the newest on is called Snuff. It sits on my shelf waiting for me to get round to reading it.
     
  11. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    I have quite a few books I've had for ages and am yet to read. :(

    This arrived yesterday, though. Hopefully I can have a look through it soon :)
     
  12. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  13. henfalz

    henfalz Junior Member

  14. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    That's the old one. Here's the new one: Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics (2010)
    This one has more recent artwork by todays top artists as well as plenty of the classic stuff the old book is full of.
    It also includes digital working methods that didn't exist when the old book was written.
     
  15. martyvibe

    martyvibe Junior Member

  16. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'm tempted to look into some of those, thanks Marty.
     
  17. martyvibe

    martyvibe Junior Member

    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.
     

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