Review, Reflect, Respond
You need to be fed by other people's creativity
Few people know this about me, but I have a collection of graphic novels. I can write more about this obsession on a blog post, but I bought these two by the same artist last year in Seattle, Gene Luen Yang. The Eternal Smile also has work by Derek Kirk Kim. I'll focus on Yang, but I recommend both books. Yang has a way of combining "real life" with fantasy. It seems like he's hopping all over the place with different threads of stories. I guess that's normal these days, if you consider a lot of TV, documentaries, and even features. But in the end, the threads all tie together. He strings you along with great characters, art, and different compelling stories. You wonder, what's going on here? In the end, it all comes together.