Hey guys! How was your weekend?
On Saturday I uploaded my first book review video about Jinchalo, a piece of art made by Matthew Forsythe. In case you know some spanish, you can check out my video... but I'll also do the review in english just for you, guys. Just keep reading! ;)
This book is amazing and for several reasons. Number one: the illustrations; can we talk about the illustrations? The characters, the brush strokes and the colour technique are really amazing. Even the white (which if you think about it, it's the absence of colour) does a lot of work of colour it self!
Number two (haha): the scenes. Every scene in this book takes time to watch and absorb. I'm mean, you can read the book quickly, but if you really take the time to observe every page, you can be many minutes enjoying every detail, the amazing composition and how the colour contours a perfect illustration scene.
Number three: This book doesn't have any text. You can find some hanguis (korean alphabet) and onomatopoeias but, in general, this whole story doesn't have any text at all. So planning and illustrating an amazing story like this, and just doing it without textual narrative it's quite a challenge. So, regardless where you come from, or what it's your language, this book is for you.
If you are looking for a nice book, amazing story and beautiful illustration work, please don't hesitate to buy it.
About the author
I did a little research about Matthew and the only thing I could find about him is that he's living in Los Angeles and he's currently the lead designer for Adventure Time (yay!). He lived in Korea for a while, and that fact (plus reading a few korean urban tales) inspired him to create Ojingogo and Jinchalo. In an interview he said that Jinchalo mean "Really?" in korean, which is a cool fact, don't you think?
Check out Matthew's twitter, portfolio and flickr accounts!
Anyway, this will be the first of many of my favourite books :)
Guys, I need your opinion: Do you think I should start doing videos in english? Let me know what you think! Have a nice Monday!