Have you read a book recently that had an impact on you, your life or the way you think? Let us know and check out some great responses from the community below.

Sascha Montgomery | Previs and Concept Artist

Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures, by Walter Moers. It’s funny because, at first glance, you might think it’s a children’s book. And it is a wild, youthful, creative romp through a fantasy world, but it explores some very adult themes. This book inspired me to give in to my stranger whims, to explore the dark or uncomfortable corners of my mind, and to bring to life characters, stories and colors that might have made me worry about being judged before. I let those things thrive now, I let my characters feel cute or childish or creepy or whatever they need to be. I allow the worlds I design to feel intense, technicolor, expansive, scary or delightful. I’m no longer just interpreting the world as it stands, I’m interpreting the world that lives inside my brain. Read more>>

Jocelyn Rice | Founder of Black Earth United | Outdoor Apparel Designer

Books are everything to me. They are my teachers, confidants, hopes and dreams, my loves…they have taught me how to overcome, laugh, be strong, forgive, climb the highest mountain, and survive a deadly fall. I love books…like a lot! Do you remember that movie, Italian Job with Mos Def and Mark Walberg? In the film, Mos Def’s character asks his colleagues what’s on their shopping list after they jack all this money from back in Italy…most of the guys say they want cars, speakers, a big house, But Mos says he’s going to the south of Spain. He’s gonna have a library full of 1st editions and a room just for his shoes…I want that. Read more>>