Move over Moira (Kalman) that is.. here comes another one. Moira Moira Moira.. yes, i still love you so much! But, i have just discovered this woman named Leanne Shapton, who draws so well too, but her stories are deeper, more poignant, and more layered or complex.
I love her stuff so much..
Leanne is interested in how pictures can tell a story, and she has created many many books that do just this. You can read about her ideas here, where she talks about a book she did called “Is She Pretty?”http://www.bookslut.com/features/2009_04_014308.php
For the New York times she has done the “Month of” series. A month of Sunday Walks, A month of Monday Showers, A month of tuesday blooms, A month of Wednesday Patterns, A month of thursday nights out, A month of friday swims, A month of saturday flea markets, and a month of Sunday night movies! what a great concept.. each of the series is absolutely sublime.. you can see it here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/opinion/2011-Shapton-Months.html
And here is her website to have an enjoybable dig through..
Personally, I havent felt so inspired by anything in months. Her work is so personal and timeless. Really interesting stuff!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.