I have been a long time fan of Danny Gregory's, and his new book "A Kiss Before You Go" is so beautiful and moving that I encourage you to pick up a copy and let his story and his incredible art wash over you. Be sure to watch the book trailer (below) for a taste. While grief and losing a loved one is such a scary subject for so many of us, do not let this get in the way of experiencing a wonderful book with Danny's deeply personal story - expect deep, dark empathetic sadness but also joy and laughter in a great love shared.
"After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, beloved artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best—the pages of his illustrated journals. This intimate volume reproduces these journal pages in a stirring visual memoir of Gregory’s journey towards recovery. Uniquely sincere, and by turns tender, raw, and hopeful, Gregory’s idiosyncratic text and illustrations capture the darkest and lightest moments of his “year of magical drawing.” Gregory’s process reminds us that creative expression offers its own therapy, and that living each day to its fullest may be as simple as putting pen to paper. Anyone who has experienced loss will take solace in this refreshingly candid look at grieving, while art lovers will marvel at the artist’s beautiful celebration of the power of creation."
Danny has a great recent guest post on Chronicle Book's Blog. I love the little peek into his world as a life-long journaller that this offers. I relate to his desire to record life's moments through words and pictures as I am sure so many of you do too.
Give Away -- NOW CLOSED! Thanks for entering lovely people, and thank you to Chronicle Books for offering a copy of Danny's "A Kiss Before You Go" to a lucky reader. I will draw a winner shortly and contact them via email.