My friend and fellow illustrator Ann Marie recently lent me Molly Bang's "Picture This - How pictures Work". It was great to read it following her talk last month in Boston. I highly recommend any artist or designer read this. It explains (and illustrates!) the seemingly simple aspects of picture making that we can overlook or forget over time. If I ever make it to the library I'll be sure to load up on some of Molly's picture books... My library is about 2 minutes down the road but I've just been too busy to make the time, how terrible!