Memento Bento by Alessandra (MAIS2) Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Update June 2023: A reprint of this book is coming

Special thanks to Alessandra Criseo (aka MAIS2 online) for sending me preview pages of her upcoming self published illustrated travel diary.

Memento Bento is sort of like a travelogue and illustration book about MAIS2's 1st trip to Japan. She has been working 9 months on it and now the 60-page book's finally coming out.

I love travelogues and the illustrations in the book look great. I was expected more sketchy stuff but the drawings look much cleaner than I expected.

I'll update this post again when the book comes out. Can't wait to read the entries.

You can pre-order the £15 book at https://mais2.bigcartel.com

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

Memento Bento by Alessandra MAIS2 Criseo: An Illustrated Travel Diary

I love this book and wish I could buy it! Too bad I didn't read this earlier, I just watched the youtube video you put online today.
Do you think the author will offer this book on "book on demand" so I get a chance to buy it one of these days? I also know some people I'd like to give it to as a present.
I agree a diary like this is better than taking a bunch of pictures. I used to take pictures like mad when I was on vacations but I needed to write comments under them in the album to remember what they show. When I sketch or paint something I remember it forever and recognize the same scenery when I see it somewhere else (TV, pictures etc.).

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