Thursday, December 06, 2007
Quick Review: Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!
Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
by Scott Adams
Dilbert creator Scott Adams' latest book of prose is an example of a recent publishing trend: the blog book, in which a writer keeps a daily-ish blog, the collects the best entries and assembles them into a collection printed on dead trees. As former blog entries, all of the chapters are short, which makes this book perfect for bathroom reading. That's a not a slam on the book, just an observation of what type of book it is.
A few of the pieces relate to creation of the Dilbert strip--mostly encounters with censors--but most of the book is filled with Adams' observations of his daily life or world events. Adams can be a funny writer, so if you're a fan of Dilbert you'll probably find many chuckles inside. Sometimes though he gets a bit pedantic, and his occasional anti-religion swipes seem a bit unthinking. Still, overall a pleasant way to pass the time.
Rating: 3 (of 5)
(a review copy of this book was provided by the publisher)