Animal Renderings

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Product: Animal Renderings
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Designer: Dave Eggers

It Is Right to Draw Their Fur: Animal Renderings by Dave Eggers Hardcover – October 1, 2010

Dave Eggers (Artist)

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: McSweeney’s; Har/Bklt edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934781983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934781982

In time to coincide with a gallery show in San Francisco, this is Dave Eggers’s first collection of drawings. Most of these works are of unusual mammals, most often accompanied by slogans with ancient, heroic, or just plain odd overtones. This full-color package will be a combination of 26 large-sized prints and an accompanying booklet.

This book echoes questions posed by Eggers in McSweeney’s Issue 27: What is the line between a doodle, a cartoon, a gag, and a work of fine art? Does it seem, sometimes, that the artist is defacing his or her own work by adding text? Is loose draftsmanship appealing, in that it’s intimate and disarming? Is absurdity more appealing when it comes across as humble?