Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Acme Novelty Date Book

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As far as I'm concerned, no Chris Ware fan should be without this here book. If his work has ever made you want to break all your pencils, this won't change your mind. However, you will see him as something a little more human. This thing is filled with hyper-critical notes-to-self and abandoned or half-finished ideas, just like a lot of other sketchbooks. It's almost hard to read sometimes...you want to tell him to "get a fuckin' grip". At any rate, it's a truly facinating look inside the mind of one of the most brilliant individuals in comics today.
Amazon's got it.

2 comments:

jk said...

that reminds me of a little song i like to sing. especially when i've been drinking. it goes a little something like this...

i'd like to tell you about the daves i know.
these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know...(x2)

david hoffman
he works in my dad's store
he's worked here for 12 years
he'll probably work here for more

these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know...(x2)

dave gort
i've known since I was six
in grade eight he broke his leg
so we got drunk and sick

these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know... (x2)

some of them are davids
but most of us are daves
they all have their own hands
but they come from different moms

these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know...(x2)

dave jadiski
man, this cat can swing
he weighs almost 50 pounds
and he delivers my paper on time

these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know...(x2)

dave capisano
i hardly know him

bumbaten bumpaten bumpaten...

these are the daves i know, i know
these are the daves i know...(x2)

we are the daves he knows, he knows
we are the daves he knows(x2)

some of us are davids
but most of us are daves
we all have our own hands
but we come from different moms

these are the daves i know, i know
we are the daves he knows, he knows
these are the daves

Allan L. said...

Josh, Josh, Josh...(shakes head)