What sort of books do graphic artists read?

What sort of books do graphic artist read? I have no idea. I do know what sort of blogs they read, and I believe I have written about that here.

Books, however, vary depending on what else you are interested. One graphic artist I know is very interested in folk art from Mexico, and Frieda Kola. Another artist I know likes to read science fantasy.

I was thinking about this, because I got a shipment from Amazon, the other day, with three books, which I’m sure had more in common than that I wanted to read them. The books were Scott Adams new book "Stick to Drawing Comics Monkey Boy Brain" "Big Dead Place:  Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica" and "Free For all: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library".  And what do they have in common? They were all mentioned on blogs that I read. I thought I would find something else, such as they were about outsiders, and odd things, and perhaps they are.

But I think they also appeal to be because they are humors, and sometimes, after a long day, all I want is to laugh.

Does this  help me be more creative. Yes. I create better when I am in a better mode. All the art books and design books can’t do anything if I am in a dark mood.


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