Cute comics strips about the artistic life…nothing radical but somehow always enjoyable, especially when as well done as Lauren Purje You Might Be an Artist If… coming in 2017 from Top Shelf and available for pre order now.
Purje is based in Brooklyn and you can read some of her other comics on Hyperallergic.
Flights of fancy, bitter grumblings, pep-talks, self-doubt, inspiration, procrastination, and more are all captured with a wry and relatable sense of humor. Capturing the moments that remind us why we take art seriously — but not TOO seriously — Purje’s comics are a perfect handbook for anyone living the creative life.
You Might Be an Artist If… by Lauren Purje
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-406-1 • Diamond order code: NOV16-0483
144-page hardcover graphic novel, 5.75″ x 8.25″
And here’s a sneak peek:
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