2018 Reading List

2017 has been a shocking year for my reading. Other than comics, I've not finished reading a single book this year and I'm not at all happy about that. Admittedly, I've been busier drawing commissions than previous years so I've not been completely idle. That said, I don't think I've been disciplined enough to carve out time to read and I want to change that going into next year.

Below is a reading list of comics and books, some I've owned for years and just never got around to reading, others I've picked up more recently. By writing them down here in a public space, I hope it'll be a motivator next year.

The only updates I'll make to this list is either to strike-through completed books, or to add more in the coming weeks.

The list

  • James Bond: VARGR by Warren Ellis, Jason Masters & Dom Reardon
  • Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud
  • I Hate Fairyland, Vol 2 by Skottie Young
  • Invader Zim, Vol 1
  • Wordplay: The Art and Science of Ambigrams by John Langdon
  • Tintin: The Complete Companion by Michael Farr
  • Art of Pixar Short Films
  • The Art of Toy Story 3
  • Complete Calvin & Hobbes: Book 1 by Bill Watterson
  • Complete Calvin & Hobbes: Book 2 by Bill Watterson
  • Complete Calvin & Hobbes: Book 3 by Bill Watterson
  • Complete Calvin & Hobbes: Book 4 by Bill Watterson
  • Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
  • Monkey Nuts 1 by The Etherington Brothers
  • Monkey Nuts 2 by The Etherington Brothers


  • Do Fly by Gavin Strange
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein (Audiobooks)

I don't necessarily expect anyone to check back here to see how I'm doing, it's really just for me but feel free to kick my ass on Twitter if I'm not getting through this list fast enough.