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When Doodles Tell a Story Words Cannot

Drawing is a skill like reading, like writing, which can be learned by anyone regardless of talent. It is a mental discipline.

This is , a column by Abby Walthausen that explores the nature of book illustration and the way images can shape the text for the reader.


Your smart teacher, propped up on senseless scribbles.

The Little Prince

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions,


Arbitrary Stupid Goal

Arbitrary Stupid Goal

New Yorker

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain