by Glen Downey, Comics in Education, www.comicsineducation.com
This is just the sort of thing I love about comics...
I think I was destined to come across Amy Crabtree--not just because I love all manner of comics and visual art but because I also happen to appreciate a good vegetable maki set. Amy Crabtree is a UK graphic artist with a passion for Japanese culture and you can see these Eastern influences both in her art and in the subject matter of her book, How to Make Sushi.
Here is Amy talking about her labour of love:
"How to Make Sushi" is a comic-style recipe book that guides you through the process of making sushi at home. The whole book is in comic format, and the recipes really work. The book has just been published worldwide on Amazon Kindle, and is also available as a printed comic.
Any practical instructions could be communicated using a comic - maybe instructions for flatpack furniture should be drawn as comics to make the process less frustrating!
If you're already smitten with Amy's cool book projects, you should know that she's the owner of the T-shirts and accessories brand, "Cakes with Faces," specialising in fun and colourful designs, many of them involving food (and cakes) with faces. You can also find Amy on Twitter, where she hangs out as @cakeswithfaces, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cakeswithfaces.
Her ebook is available here from the Kindle Store, and the printed version is available as a gift set with a rolling mat and chopsticks from http://www.cakeswithfaces.co.uk (worldwide shipping available).
Dr. Glen Downey is an award-winning children's author, educator, and academic from Oakville, Ontario. He works as a children's writer for Rubicon Publishing, a reviewer for PW Comics World, an editor for the Sequart Organization, and serves as the Chair of English and Drama at The York School in Toronto.
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