Artwork / 2021 / Read or Die

skeleton reading a book, a funny play on “ride or die” meme for librarians and people who love books
Gwenn Seemel
Read or Die
acrylic, colored pencil, and marker on paper
11 x 7 inches

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It’s no secret that reading is a big deal chez Gwenn—I made a whole project about it in 2020—but what’s maybe less well-known is that I think reading is the key to a more empathetic and more thoughtful world. In other words, the way I feel about books in general and novels in particular is the way that a lot of people feel about religion, and this funny play on the expression “ride or die” conveys that in the best way I know how: with rainbows and humor.

You can watch the making of Read or Die.