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The Perks of Being a Wallflower


1.3 - Jan. 12, 2014

So, it's been a while... but I finally got around to sketching. I decided to go with the C for Chbosky. Below are the four concepts I think were strong, and I'd like to choose two to move forward with.

Top: Typewriter with large letter printed on paper. The whole book is written as letters to an unknown recipient, and the main character receives a typewriter as a gift.

Bottom: Mixtape with tape pulled out to form C. Music is a big part of this book. The character makes mixtapes that he shares with his friends, and also shares the track listing with the reader.

Record pulled out of sleeve so the black of the record forms the C; room for exploring with the album cover. Again, a big focus on music in the book.

An opened letter (with envelope) with bold "words" of the letter forming a C. This alludes to the style of the book, while also addressing anonymity.

Which two do you think I should explore more?

1.2 - Nov. 18, 2013

I just finished re-reading the book and am about to start brainstorming... once I leave this glass case of emotion.

Some keywords and quotes that stood out for me:

anonymity, censorship, mixtape, exploration, driving, secrets, adolescense, unconventional beauty, family, nostalgia, emotion

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."

"But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't."

"But because things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody."

Sketches coming soon.

1.1 - Nov. 10, 2013

I selected my book (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky) partially for selfish reasons: It's been a while since I read it and I may choose to do an S for Stephen (and Sarah). I also haven't seen the movie yet, so this book cover and my imagination are really the only visuals I have for the story. I will be going to the library tomorrow morning to check out a copy and start reading, like a good student.


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