Thursday, May 6, 2010

Top 10 illustrated books for adults

Jim Bob, was born James Neil Morrison, released his first records with the band Jamie Wednesday; after Jamie Wednesday, Jim Bob formed Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with guitarist Fruitbat.

His autobiography Goodnight Jim Bob – On The Road With Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine was published in 2004. Jim Bob's Storage Stories, a "comic fictional autobiographical novel and collection of short stories," is published this month in the UK.

For the Guardian he named his top ten illustrated books for adults. One title on the list:
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

In this book, letters and numbers are used to form the pictures. I don't know how it was done, it looks like it must have taken a long time. There's a series of shark pictures towards the end of the book that are constructed from words and grow in size with each page so the shark appears to approach the reader. This is novel as flick book.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue