It’s Thursday and you know what that means…another edition of Booking Through Thursday is here.
This week’s question is: How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos? Sketches?
Looking around here (especially considering I just published a book review featuring my own illustration), you might have already figured out my answer, and for the most part you’d be right. But the extended answer would be, it depends.
Do the illustrations/graphs/photos/sketches bolster the story? Are they well done? Are they unobtrusive? And probably the most important question is whether it’s a picture book or tutorial—if the answer is yes, then I most certainly expect some illustrations.
Sometimes I’ll even seek out a book because of its illustrations (or artist) and some of my favorite reads of late are graphic novels.
The pictures often help to spark my own creativity.