Books by Ivan Brunetti

Ivan Brunetti was born in a small town in Italy on October 3, 1967. At the tender age of 8, he moved from his grandparents' farm in Italy to the industrial South Side of Chicago; he has lived in this fair city for about 5000 years, rarely venturing outsid


COMICS: EASY AS ABC! by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2019

"First and next steps for budding graphic artists and illustrators. (glossary, bibliography, topical index) (Graphic nonfiction. 6-11)"
The creator of 3X4 (2018) leads a posse of veteran cartoonists offering advice and techniques for making simple comics. Read full book review >
3X4 by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"So exemplary an execution of a simple concept that it can be read multiple ways—as multiplication, counting, sorting—without sacrificing fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Annemarie from Wordplay (2017) and her class work on set theory. Read full book review >
WORDPLAY by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Praiseworthy! (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fun with compound words defines this early reader. Read full book review >
AESTHETICS by Ivan Brunetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well."
A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator. Read full book review >
AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The anthology suggests that, thankfully, this extended family isn't close to exhausting its creative potential."
Don't be fooled by the prosaic title or the whiff of pedagogy in the introduction; this is the world of comics—or at least the North American, English-speaking part of that world—at its liveliest. Read full book review >
AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Broad in scope if somewhat narrow in emotional pitch, this stands to be, along with Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Comics 2006 (also October), a definitive text on American comic art for a good while."
An ambitious compendium of graphic narratives, designed to showcase both the varied styles and emotional depth of the field. Read full book review >