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The Inker’s Shadow


Allen Say is the rightfully acclaimed illustrator and author of a number of beautiful children’s books, many of which focus on Japanese stories or cross-cultural issues. One of my childhood favorites was a book called How My Parents Learned To…

Drawing from Memory


    Say’s intriguing, introspective, and largely visual journey through his first sixteen years of life as a child and artist is decidedly readable and informative. This slender hybrid picture book contains numerous comic book essentials, water-coloured pen and ink…