Friday, October 05, 2007
Give Me A List And Break My Bank
Again, no art, deal with it. I should be finishing X-men on Sunday...I can't wait, I'm going to shut the door to my studio for a week and you will get nothing...I'm kidding. I'm going to spend some time sketching outside of the studio so I will still be updating.
Ok, now onto the post. I asked everyone to recommend some books that they've enjoyed and I was shocked at the number of responses. I've been reading a lot of graphic novels lately, mainly things that I have just passed on over the years. Whether the free time wasn't there to read them or I just wasn't interested at the time, I missed a shit load of comics over the years. I've enjoyed what I've read for the most part, but still have not found something that has really shook me to the core. It's like everything almost gets there and then falls a little short. Maybe because comics are focused on an ongoing style of storytelling and it seems that there is never an ending. I never get paid off. Maybe after years of one story, the writer or artist isn't feeling it as much and just want to move on. I don't know the reason, I just feel that over the last year of me reading more comics, I'm starving for some more finite tales to spark my imagination. So, I've decided to give a little more time back to books.
So, I took a trip to Borders today with a list of books that you all and a few friends have recommended and fill a bag with whatever they had available. Before I went, I ran thru Amazon to get descriptions to make sure I like the subject matter and for the most part I was digging them all. I left out the Sci Fi stuff, not really my thing...at least for now. I also had to pick up a book for my lady (hmmm...I wonder which one) And you know I can't come home with out wasting more cash on movies to add the insanely large collection. Hey, it's all "research" right.
So pat yourselves on the back then take the Red line straight to hell for making me spend more money. You all should know I have a "buy too much shit" disease. Seriously though, thanks for taking the time to turn me on to these new books...that is if I like them. If I hate them, then fuck you all!!!! haha