Recently I’ve been culling the blogs I look at regularly, and adding some new ones. Refining my daily internet reading to create intellectual and creative clarity. The thing I find myself anticipating most each day is a new drawing from Renee French. If you’ve never seen her work, French is THE living master of graphite use. It’s all pencil, and her lonely, gray images are singular in their effect. Even when I read French’s comics, I find myself looking at each page (or panel) independently, more the way I would read an art book or browse a gallery. This is no slight to French’s sense of cartooning (she knows cartooning – few can express such mystery and complication with so few lines – her figures blank expression are particularly powerful), but each of her images read to me as a whole. As such, seeing one a day just makes sense.