The chief inspiration for this book is a series of drawing books for kids, written and illustrated by Massachusetts artist Ed Emberley. These books show, in easy- to- follow step- by- step instructions, how to draw just about anything using a very simple "drawing alphabet" of shapes, marks, and symbols. The countless people, animals, and objects of all kinds that populate Ed Emberley's books are reduced to their simplest forms by his brilliant designs. Always clear, smart images, they register immediately: an unmistakable bird, or truck, or werewolf is conveyed with just a few marks. This tribute offers unique and playful comics inspired by Emberley's books, from comics artists Rina Ayuyang, Jeffrey Brown, Chris Cornwell, Warren Craghead, Toby Craig, Cansafis Foote, Jack Fraley, Stefan Gruber, Sam Henderson, Alex Holden, Dave Kiersh, Matt Kish, Joe Kuth, Doug Meyer, Dan Moynihan, David Paleo, Dalton Webb, C. Spencer Yeh, and Dan Zettwoch. Mostly b&w, a little color.