Although the internet is filled with a constant stream of inspiration, I often feel the need for that tactile feel of something that I can hold. And although I often come in contact with amazing people and mind blowing artwork out in the "real world", it is always the stuff that is rough that is the most interesting to me.
Which is why I couldn't help myself when I held Walrus
, a book containing a collection of drawings and sketchbook comics by Brandon Graham
. I examined each panel of the book with great detail looking at the intricacies of the expressions of his characters, while on the same page, you are offered a glimpse into Graham's creative process (inspirations, frustrations and so on). Turn the next page and you are presented with a peek into his everyday life via comical drawn panels. But beyond all of that, this book was just plain fun to look at.
As a fun aside: there is a nod to Gen13
in one of the pages of the book, which will be a nice surprise to diehard fans of the 90's comic book (like me).