The Inktober Handbook is the definitive guide to drawing in ink from Inktober founder Jake Parker. This book offers veteran inkists and novice practitioners alike the resources they need to reach the finish line of a month-long drawing challenge—any time of year! From nuts-and-bolts drawing instruction to advice on overcoming the urge to quit, this practical paperback is perfect for anyone looking to take their drawing to the next level. • The instructive and inspirational guide fans have been waiting for • Has a unique black-dyed fore-edge, making it a great gift • Features Parker's whimsical illustrations Every October, people worldwide take up the challenge to complete one ink drawing a day for 31 days. The creative marathon Inktober has helped millions of artists of all skill levels master the tools and techniques of ink drawing. • A helpful and accessible guide to illustrators of all levels • Parker combines his enthusiasm for pen-and-ink drawing with encouragement and practical instruction. • Perfect gift for artists who want to practice regularly and love a challenge, pen-and-ink enthusiasts, and anyone looking to sharpen their drawing skills
Genre: Art, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 162 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452170497


"Jake Parker, the founder of the annual Inktober drawing challenge, lays out all the tools you need to successfully complete your own artistic marathon, in October or any month"--
Genre: Art, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 160 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 145217041X


Arthur L. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist. It is of particular interest to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, illustrators, and renderers. Contents include a review of materials and tools of rendering; handling the pen and building tones; value studies; kinds of outline and their uses; drawing objects in light and shade; handling groups of objects; basic principles of composition; using photographs, study of the work of well-known artists; on-the-spot sketching; representing trees and other landscape features; drawing architectural details; methods of architectural rendering; examination of outstanding examples of architectural rendering; solving perspective and other rendering problems; handling interiors and their accessories; and finally, special methods of working with pen including its use in combination with other media. The book is profusely illustrated with over 300 drawings that include the work of famous illustrators and renderers of architectural subjects such as Rockwell Kent, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Willy Pogany, Reginald Birch, Harry Clarke, Edward Penfield, Joseph Clement Coll, F.L. Griggs, Samuel V. Chamberlain, Louis C. Rosenberg, John Floyd Yewell, Chester B. Price, Robert Lockwood, Ernest C. Peixotto, Harry C. Wilkinson, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, and Birch Burdette Long. Best of all, Arthur Guptill enriches the text with drawings of his own.
Genre: Art, Editor: Watson-Guptill, Pages: 256 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780307831880


Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended — and perilous — adventure to save her brother. Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn’t even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, Tory stows away on the ship. Though San Francisco is frenzied and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory finds freedom and friendship there. Until one day, when Father is in the gold fields, her younger brother, Jacob, is kidnapped. And so Tory is spurred on a treacherous search for him in Rotten Row, a part of San Francisco Bay crowded with hundreds of abandoned ships. Beloved storyteller Avi is at the top of his form as he ushers us back to an extraordinary time of hope and risk, brought to life by a heroine readers will cheer for. Spot-on details and high suspense make this a vivid, absorbing historical adventure.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Candlewick Press, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781536211825


Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as well.
Genre: Drawing, Editor: , Pages: 168 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0997046538


A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . . When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Roaring Brook Press, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781626729599


Nightshift clerk and high-functioning insomniac Jack is back to work, trying his best to keep out of trouble. But when his chain-smoking coworker discovers a mysterious radio signal revealing the guarded secrets of their town, Jack will learn that an annoying new dayshift manager is far from the worst of his problems. In this second installment of the Gas Station saga, Jack finds himself entangled in his most harrowing adventure yet. With the newest crew of coworkers along for the ride and the resident psychopath out for his blood, our hero(?) must navigate the drama of small-town murder conspiracies, vigilante justice, and demonic summoning rituals...whether he wants to or not.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Jack Townsend, Pages: 345 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:


A Million Christmas Cats is a colouring book designed to be the perfect festive gift for lovers of our feline friends. Its humour and adorable charm will appeal to both children and adults, providing an escape from the stresses of the Christmas season to a relaxing world of quirkiness and imagination. Inside are over 30 spreads of unconventional and off-the-wall pussycats, decorated with stress-busting Christmas patterns and motifs. A stunning foiled cover makes this a luxurious yuletide gift.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 64 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1782437282


Verteran investigative journalist Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was not until February 2002 that pig farmer Robert William Pickton would be arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime could be told. Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killers gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. Cameron uncovers what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.
Genre: True Crime, Editor: Knopf Canada, Pages: 768 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780676978650


Missile Mouse, a secret agent for the Galactic Security Agency, battles deadly foes in order to rescue a scientist from the Rogue Imperium of Planets, which is trying to steal a doomsday machine capable of destroying the universe.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 172 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0545117151