Chain of Discovery: From Film to Story to Website to Graphic Novels

While flipping channels a few weeks back, I happened to stumble upon the film anthology Tokyo! — specifically the segment “Interior Design,” directed by Michel Gondry. Great short film. While the credits were rolling I noticed that it was adapted from Cecil and Jordan in New York by Gabrielle Bell. I quickly jotted that down and later googled it, and I’m glad I did, because it introduced me to the great work of Bell, a comic artist. So I recommend checking out all of it, the film, the website (currently featuring a “comicumentary” about ComicCon), the graphic novels.

Amanda Blake Soule’s The Creative Family

Today is the publication date of Amanda Blake Soule’s wonderful new book — The Creative Family. (Congratulations Amanda!)

Here is the praise I heaped on this truly inspiring book:

"Amanda Soule has created a wonderful guide that nourishes the wellspring of creativity already inherent in the family dynamic. She encourages discovery, ingenuity, sharing, and celebration in a way that helps each family member grow, while simultaneously bringing the whole family closer together. A truly meaningful book for and about that which we hold dearest."

More info on the book is here, and of course, I do recommend that you go buy a copy right now.