Review – The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity by Grant Snider

The Shape of Ideas

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What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? Grant Snider’s illustrations will motivate you to explore these questions, inspire you to come up with your own answers and, like all Gordian knots, prompt even more questions. Whether you are a professional artist or designer, a student pursuing a creative career, a person of faith, someone who likes walks on the beach, or a dreamer who sits on the front porch contemplating life, this collection of one- and two-page comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.



This was incredibly unique and wonderful graphic novel that I absolutely loved. I feel like more creative thinkers will get a lot more out of this than I did. So I definitely recommend to them. It brilliantly shows the feelings creators can go through, how ideas form and sometimes flit away, the annoyance of forgetting an idea or finding out it’s already been done. The fear and of course the happiness when you’ve completed something and you’re happy with it.


Rating: 4/5


This book is available for pre-order on: Book Depository and Amazon (Released April 18th)


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