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Drawing From Memory (2011)

by Allen Say

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What a lovely autobiography by Portland author Allen Say. I cried. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
What a lovely autobiography by Portland author Allen Say. I cried. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
What a lovely autobiography by Portland author Allen Say. I cried. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
This wonderful Caldecott Medal winner book that is written by Allen Say is a story that took place during WWII about Allen’s own way to becoming the artist he is today. Abandoned by his father who never really accepted Allen Say for who he really was, an artist, Allen met a man named Noro shinpei. Nor Shinpei was Japan's leading cartoonist. He is also the man who became like a father to Allen. Lovely artwork abounds, of various mediums. There are plenty of photos, and they greatly added to the text and artwork. Illustration is a mixture of photographs, drawing and sketches. I would highly recommended this book for anyone who is in to art or would like to learn about who Allen was and what his path was to become an artist. ( )
  Diana_94 | Jan 28, 2016 |
This is an amazing autobiography written by the artist Allen Say, which documents his interest in art and his journey to become the artist that he is today. He writes about his training and his inspiring mentor and friends while explaining the role he took as a young man in Japan during WWII.
  npetzold | Dec 9, 2015 |
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Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan’s premier cartoonist

DRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is.

Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us.

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"Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonistDRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is. Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us"--… (more)

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