I Hate Hate Hate Book Sales Part Deux
Meggs' History of Graphic Design
by Philip B. Meggs (Author), Alston W. Purvis (Author)
I've always wanted to get this book since I saw it on Amazon. After all, every graphic designer needs a large dose of history. But I couldn't get around to shelling out over two thousand bucks for it. National Bookstore and Powerbooks were selling it at almost twice the price--not a good deal there. So imagine my giddy delight when I chanced upon this volume lying face-up with hardly a scratch or dent in the bargain bin of Powerbooks Shangri-La mall. It seemed like serendipity, since I hardly go to that branch. Its price was a few pesos shy of P2,000, and I could not refuse. With a glint in my eye, I gingerly took the book in my arms and held it close, like a schoolboy finding a 500-peso bill in the restroom. "Finders keepers," I thought. In short, mukha akong tanga.
The Education Of A Comics Artist
by Michael Dooley (Editor), Steven Heller (Editor)
This was a no-brainer. Despite its worn edges, it carried a price that's about a third of the original. The book contains essays and commentary from comics creators and industry observers across the board, including Will Eisner, Bill Sienkiewicz, Marjane Sartrapi, David Mack, Scott McCloud, Joe Kubert, Chris Ware, and Jim Steranko. There aren't a lot of illustrations, but I don't mind at all. The more to read, the better. I haven't started with this book yet, but I'm sure it's gonna be an eye-opener.