The Doodling Journal

The Isobel Journal - Isobel Harrop

Title: The Isobel Journal

Author: Isobel Harrop

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Publication Date: Nov 7th 2013

Page Numbers: 208 pages



THE ISOBEL JOURNAL is no ordinary snapshot of a contemporary teenage life. A charming and vivid narrative scrapbook of the eighteen-year-old author's sketches, mini-graphic novels, photographs and captions, it captures her wit, her observations and her creative talent as she takes us through the three central themes in her life: 'Love', 'Friends, Art and Otters' and 'Me'.


Resonant of Laura Dockrill's MISTAKES IN THE BACKGROUND and with the powerful naïve illustrative style of cult Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, this is a collector's gift for teenagers and all who have the teenage experience still in their hearts. Readers will emphasise with this witty and honest journal of a girl getting to grips with impending adulthood. A must-have for all hipster teenagers and anyone who appreciates the raw creativity of youth. Enchanting and poignant.


What I Thought

Sometimes picture say more than words ever can [page. 114]

And that's exactly what Isobel did in this scrapbook. She draw lots and lots about her thought, people, feelings, expressions, animals, and everything that made her interesting, anything which came on her mind that time. I, personally, enjoy her artworks and I think her doodles has a character.


This book also separated into four chapter, including
ME --which told the reader about Isobel
FRIENDS, OTTER, COLLEGE & ART-- about things that made her life alive day by day
LOVE --mostly about boys *she was 18, by the way and
BREAKING UP --how she dealed with a broke up.

She "wrote" everything in drawing, and gave some comments on it. Even it was random, but enjoyed her art is a different excitement.


These are some doodles