Rachel Kopel's Reviews > An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers

An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory
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Feb 12, 2009

it was ok
Read in December, 2008

I am a great fan of Danny Gregory, but I was somewhat disappointed by this eagerly awaited book. While there are some really lovely examples, such as those of Jane LaFazio and Gay Kreger, and a few others, mostly women, I found that too many of the sketchbooks were simply ugly juvenile cartoons, mostly by men. I had the desire to use sticky notes and calculate how many were illustrations and how many these cartoons and how many by men and how many by women. And I decided I really didnt want to spend the time. It wont change the content of the book. I will go back and tag the ones I want to find easily again, but for now the book is on the shelf and not the coffee table.
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Rachel Kopel Kayla, how exciting that someone on Vicky's list has actually read this book. Since I visit a lot of sketchbook sites on line, I think I am just more fond of those that are more illustrations and less cartoons. One favorite is Richard Bell http://www.wildyorkshire.co.uk Are there other illustrated books that you like?

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