Ideal Bookshelf 82: EM
2010 / 8"x10" / gouache & ink on paper
EM lives in Torino, Italy and these are her favorites. I like that the color scheme and design of the spines feels very different even at a glance, before you realize most of them are in Italian. And I loved painting Barbapapa again, in a second language (the first was in German). He's a pink blob creature and family created in Paris but exported via TV and books all over 1970's Europe.