Matt Leines Sketchbooks V. 1 2001-2004. $12. 100+ pages, full color. Softcover

Matt Leines is one of the most original image makers of his generation. So many of his visual ideas have been reused or re appropriated within fine art and pop culture that it's always important and rewarding to look directly at his actual work, especially from the past. These sketchbooks are particularly exhilarating, as we see Leines in actual creation mode. Leines is an image maker who never makes a throwaway image, every moment of drawing is a true creative moment. These sketchbooks are an amazing catalog of that creativity.