The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume #2
By Joseph Gorgon-Levitt
(It Books, November 2012, 128pp.)
The Short of It:
A marvelous little package of creativity.
The Rest of It:
This is another, amazing collection of stories and illustrations in the Tiny Book series. I reviewed Volume 1 last year and was so taken with the project in general, that I didn’t hesitate even for a moment when Volume 2 was offered to me earlier this year. HitRECord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt invites writers and illustrators to contribute to these volumes via the HitRECord website.
These works are short, super short. We’re talking one to two pages long with only a few lines of text. The novelty is that it’s tiny, can be held in a pocket and whipped out whenever you have a moment. My daughter walked off with Volume 1, but I’ve had Volume 2 on my desk for a couple of weeks now and I can’t tell you how many have stopped by to check it out.
Here are just a couple of my favorite stories/illustrations. The first contributed by Metaphorist and TheSerpentTheCharmer, and the second by mprather75 and aamanddacc.
What I like about this series is that it makes art and stories accessible to all people, even non-readers. There is not one person I’ve shown this book to that did not find it interesting in some way. And the book itself is just lovely! I can’t wait to have the entire series sitting on my shelf.
Do check out the website if you are interested because there are a lot of videos to watch too.
Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
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