The Trickster's Hat

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The Trickster's Hat

A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

By Nick Bantock

Tarcherperigee, Hardcover, 9780399165023, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe that's the point.
In "The Trickster's Hat, " bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine cycle Nick Bantock invites you to lose yourself in order to become a better creator. Inspired by Nick's popular and mischievous workshops, the book's forty-nine perceptive exercises will encourage you to forget your destination while you meander through the wondrous world that awaits you in the periphery of your mind's eye.
If you re willing to be lead hither and thither down unlikely paths by a fellow of dubious reputation, if you re prepared to keep a sense of humor and not be phased when he plucks the unexpected out of a mischief-stuffed hat, if you re ready to zigzag, detour, and wander in search of a better understanding of your artistic core, then, let the Trickster be your guide.

About the Author
Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, including Griffin & Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon, and Alexandria, which together spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Born in England, he now