The Shape Of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration Of Creativity by Grant SniderThe Shape Of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration Of Creativity by Grant Snider

The Shape Of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration Of Creativity

byGrant Snider

Paper over Board | May 9, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.39 online 
$20.95 list price save 7%
Earn 97 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? Grant Snider’s illustrations will motivate you to explore these questions, inspire you to come up with your own answers and, like all Gordian knots, prompt even more questions. Whether you are a professional artist or designer, a student pursuing a creative career, a person of faith, someone who likes walks on the beach, or a dreamer who sits on the front porch contemplating life, this collection of one- and two-page comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.

Also Available: The Shape of Ideas 2018 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2456-5)
Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. His comics have been featured in the Kansas City Star, the New York Times, and the New York Times Book Review, as well as The Best American Comics in 2013. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and three children. Visit him online at
Title:The Shape Of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration Of CreativityFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:144 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419723170

ISBN - 13:9781419723179

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Inspirational This is a beautiful book. Full of simplicity but not simple. The messages to convey are thoughtful. The drawings felt so dear to my heart and they are great pieces to enjoy and savour. Our hectic daily moments can render us oblivious and amnesic to the our potential for creativity and art. This book inspires and reminds me to hold dear to creative path.
Date published: 2017-08-30

Editorial Reviews

"Grant Snider’s The Shape of Ideas is a creative kaleidoscope of humor, insight, and truth. An inventive window into the creative experience filled with hope and encouragement for daydreamers and doodlers, sketchers and scribblers, inventors, explorers, and spinners of yarns."