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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452113890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452113890
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"We've been enamored of artist-graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton's breezy-yet-hyper-perceptive sketches, humanizing portraits, and urban tableaus for years now, but it was with this year's Meanwhile In San Francisco that the SF resident became something like our illustrator laureate. The book, the result of McNaughton's lunchtime strolls with her notebook in hand, captures the city through its characters, from bus drivers to Mission hipsters to the folks who pass their days at the public library." - San Francisco Bay Guardian

About the Author

Wendy Macnaughton is an artist and illustrator based in San Francisco. She has illustrated books such Lost Cat and The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Wine. Her artwork has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Print magazine, Lucky Peach, Pop-Up Magazine, AFAR, IDEO, Time Magazine, Bon Appetit, NPR and many more. She is a staff illustrator for Longshot Magazine and her monthly illustrated documentary project 'Meanwhile,' is published in The Rumpus.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 May 2014
Format: Paperback
Length: 1:51 Mins
This is a light-hearted sketchbook from Wendy MacNaughton. She's an illustrator and a graphic journalist based in San Francisco.

The book is about A5 in size, slightly smaller. There are 176 pages. See that city view on the cover? The cover is can actually be folded out into a city view poster with additional pointers.

Collected within book are images of the city captured in a series of snapshot style sketches. You'll see sketches of people on the streets going about their daily chores, scenes from SF Public Library, SF Civic Centre Farmers' Market, Chinatown, the dogs and dog walkers, a burrito, bisons, signs and other aspects of the city.

I like the sketches done in casual ink and watercolour style. The people sketches are nice.

The sketches are accompanied by short observations of the people, some quotes, and what she sees.

The book description says MacNaughton spent months getting to know the people, but I don't get that impression from the book. It feels like people there don't like to talk much. They smile for their sketches though. A bus passenger remarked that his kids don't take the bus. Why? The Farmers' Market help the homeless. Where are the stories of the homeless? What do the members like about Dolphin Club? I was expecting more to read as I felt the book was lacking in depth.

I'm saying all that because I do like the art, but it's a wasted opportunity because the book could have been so much better with more detailed stories.

(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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By Janice Papillons on 18 May 2014
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Bought it as a gift, looks cool! It's a nice book full of interesting pics of life in S F.
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By N on 7 May 2015
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Good book. Not much to read, but enjoyed the unusual format.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Thought it would be written stories 18 April 2014
By N. Mckechnie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I heard a fun interview of the author on the radio. I was hoping this book would be written stories about neighborhoods of San Francisco rather than just drawings. Don't get me wrong, the drawings were nice - maybe the author can do a follow-up book with the more of the stories she was relating in the radio interview.

Also, I bought the Kindle version of the book. I'd recommend the printed version instead as the drawings don't render well on a Kindle. Hard to read the captions.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
San Francisco observed in snapshot sketches 16 May 2014
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a light-hearted sketchbook from Wendy MacNaughton. She's an illustrator and a graphic journalist based in San Francisco.

The book is about A5 in size, slightly smaller. There are 176 pages. See that city view on the cover? The cover is can actually be folded out into a city view poster with additional pointers.

Collected within book are images of the city captured in a series of snapshot style sketches. You'll see sketches of people on the streets going about their daily chores, scenes from SF Public Library, SF Civic Centre Farmers' Market, Chinatown, the dogs and dog walkers, a burrito, bisons, signs and other aspects of the city.

I like the sketches done in casual ink and watercolour style. The people sketches are nice.

The sketches are accompanied by short observations of the people, some quotes, and what she sees.

The book description says MacNaughton spent months getting to know the people, but I don't get that impression from the book. It feels like people there don't like to talk much. They smile for their sketches though. A bus passenger remarked that his kids don't take the bus. Why? The Farmers' Market help the homeless. Where are the stories of the homeless? What do the members like about Dolphin Club? I was expecting more to read as I felt the book was lacking in depth.

I'm saying all that because I do like the art, but it's a wasted opportunity because the book could have been so much better with more detailed stories.

(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great for relaxation 30 Mar. 2014
By Boris' Kindle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This set of illustrations is truly one of the best ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon and teleport yourself to San Francisco!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful and personal portrait of San Francisco. 12 April 2014
By Dmitry A. Samarov - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wendy MacNaughton shows us her city in pictures and words. It's better than any tour book by many a mile.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Moving tribute to a great city 18 April 2014
By Shorthand54 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Delicate, thoughtful drawings engage the reader in exploring the less well known San Francisco. This is a look at
the distinctive little people who sell things, make things, hang out, and opine on their lives in this fast changing city
by the sea. Occasionally a travelogue, but mostly just meeting unique individuals where the artist finds them on the street and listening deeply. The line work is exquisite and the color luscious, especially in the close up portraits. Really stimulated my desire to go back to San Francisco and explore.
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