I look at my books as being sculptures of books. They’re regular books, too, but they’re also sculptures.
It has been a busy five months, and I hope to post a real post in the near future with things I’ve learned, steps I’ve taken, and other important things. But in the meantime, here are a few important links I’ve discovered over the months, mostly through Twitter.
First a few “books” and “book collection” related links:
- Here is an article with photos of the manga collections of various manga journalists. [via Deb Aoki]
- Here are some photos of singer Amanda Palmer‘s vinyl collection.
- While we are sneaking into rock star’s homes, here is a short video of Glenn Danzig’s book collection. [via Chuck BB]
- Would you like to organize your collection old style-ee? Then here is an onlin Card Catalog Generator. [via Kelly Sue DeConnick]
- Also via Kelly Sue, the book staircase.
- If you haven’t seen this yet, well, you can now. Neil Gaiman’s Bookshelves. Shelfari blog post. Full set of images. And another set of images from that shoot. [via, well, just about everyone]
And a few cool comic book related links:
- A set of sketches of Tintin characters collected over the years. [via Leigh Walton]
- Because everyone should see this as often as possible, a link to Hey Oscar Wilde, a collection of literary portraits by a variety of artists.
- Here is a first hand account of what comics publishers used to do in order to put together all these collected editions that I love so much, in this case KC Carlson’s story of assembling the original V For Vendetta. [via Johanna DC]
- From the same author, the story of the grunt work of the early days of the direct market, at Capital City distribution in Wisconsin.
- Production notes on putting together and designing the massive Gahan Wilson Cartoon collection that will be mine a mere two weeks after it is finally released. [via Fantagraphics Books]
Looking forward to writing more in the near future, including my “recovering alcoholic” visit to WizardWorld Chicago back in late July, my continued attempts at getting rid of books and comics, and how clean living leads to happiness, or some such.