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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Stuff of Interest - June 2006 - Art by Patrick McDonnell


written & illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
In the spirit of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Patrick McDonnell, the award-winning creator of MUTTS, introduces you to an imaginative and colorful world of splotches, blotches, squiggles, curlicues, and more. A young artist, Art is your lively guide into this captivating and dynamic book that celebrates art (and Art) with simple text that's full of life, creations that practically dance off the pages, and a surprising and heartwarming ending.
Hardcover, 8x9, 48pgs, full colour $14.99
Little, Brown and Company APR063562

Apparently this might already be out in bookstores. I really like McDonnell's comic strip, with its odd sense of whimsy and creative visuals. I imagine the odds are good that my library system will get some copies of this, so I'll check it out. It'll be interesting to see what he does with a longer narrative, better production and a more flexible format.

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