Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Craig Thompson's "Carnet du Voyage"

I've be reading Craig Thompson's Carnet du Voyage over the last few days. It is both a humbling and inspiring experience. To see page after page of masterful sketches and realise that Thompson is churning these beautiful illustrations out on-the-spot and in extremely challenging conditions blows my mind. It simultaneously makes me want to stop everything and draw for the rest of my life and also to throw out every pen and scrap of paper I have. Anyone who enjoys, illustration, travel, beauty, trees, architecture, etc. should run out and get a copy of this wonderful book. (Then treat yourself to his other books, Blankets and Goodbye, Chunky Rice.)

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