Books I’ve Recommended and Why

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For this post I’m going to focus  on books I’ve talked to other artists and creatives about. I am fortunate to have many friends who are writers, screenwriters, comic writers, comedians, and visual artists. So these are books I’ve collected over the years that I always felt were inspiring and I like to mention in conversation. 

The Addams Family Evilution

I’m and Addams friends and my cousin is too. This is an interesting book that looks at the beginnings of the Addams family and traces how the characters developed into what we are familiar with today. Mortician Addams is my idol. 

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Picture This: A Near Sighted Monkey Book/ Lynda Barry

This was recommend to me by a stand-up comedian friend and then I recommended it to another friend of mine who specializes in mixed media art. It’s good for anyone really. Partly autobiographical, it also has creative exercises that get you thinking a lot about your own personal experiences and the emotions that go into your work. 

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Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons/ Leonard Malkin

And older book now (1987) but still a great one covering the early days of animated cartoons and the great studios. I used to take film classes many years ago and I wore out my first copy. I later told another film student about it. Still love it. 

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I’ll be blogging at Coffee Time Romance on Thursday. I’ll be doing two giveaways! Feel

free to stop by.

 

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12 thoughts on “Books I’ve Recommended and Why

    • Mice and Magic covers some smaller animation studios as well as the major ones. And it’s easy to follow even if you don’t know much about animation. Thanks for visiting!

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  1. The Addams Family book looks really interesting, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen either Lynda Barry or Leonard Maltin’s names mentioned. Could be some very good reads 🙂

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