You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons
Mo Willems is a well-respected childrens author and illustrator. Shortly before he graduated from college in 1990 he took a year to travel the world. During his travels he kept a sketch diary, drawing a cartoon each day of whatever it was that had stood out to him. This book, which was published 15 years after the fact, and which is his only book that for adults, is the result.
The cartoons are not always funny. Sometimes they are poignant, sometimes mundane, but there's often some insight to be gained, especially with the comments that Willems added on publication.
I'm not into graphic arts or comics, but I found this concept so unique that it really piqued my interest.
I'm so glad that I discovered and read this book! I found it fun and interesting, and I believe it broke down some barriers and prejudices I've had against graphic arts, and comics in particular. It helped me realize that they are a genuine , valid means of expression.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed this gem!