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BTT: An Illustration is Worth 993 Words

by Ann-Katrina

TIR Books

booking through thursday 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.

From A Twisted Mind Vol. 1The Tarot Cafe Vol. 1Magic Trixie

The pictures often help to spark my own creativity.

Comments on BTT: An Illustration is Worth 993 Words

  1. # Belle wrote on March 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm:

    I’ve always loved middle grade books that include line illustrations, and every now and then I stumble onto an old childhood favorite, and it’s amazing how just flipping through the book and looking at the illustrations brings back my memories of reading it!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks =-.

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