Us by Curtis Wiklund


This book of heartwarming sketches reveals the everyday intimate moments that make up a marriage.Inspired by his wife, artist and wedding photographer Curtis Wiklund sketched a new drawing every day for a year. The result is this collection of adorable illustrations depicting the tender, true moments the couple shares. From winter walks to end-of-day cuddles, inside jokes to impromptu forts, this dreamy art has already captured the hearts o...

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Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Romance, Nonfiction, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics

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  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    After reading this graphic novel, I was really greening with envy on how lucky Jordin is because she have Curtis Wiklund as a husband. Women are all praying for someone to have like Curtis on their lives because of how he really adores and care for his wife. Apparently, this affection and love of Curtis to Jordin is vividly shown through the illustrations in this book. If only men all resembles Curtis, then women will have merry and meaningful li...
  • Aya Hamza
    This was beautiful and heart-warming!Such a cute collection of drawings the artist gave to his wife in their wedding anniversary. He sketched a new drawing every day for a year.This was delightful and shows you the positive side of marriage. The illustrations are adorable and have an authentic feel to it.Reading this collection was refreshing, and I highly recommend checking it out!*Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providi...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    I'm not really sure what I expected, but this is, in a nutshell, a man's homage to his love for his wife. It's sweet and cute, but nothing I would ever purchase if I picked it up in a bookstore.Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
  • Mehsi
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Well, on the one hand this was gorgeous, and I loved the fact the author/artist drew/painted something every day and then gave it to his wife as a gift (and then later is going to publish it as a book). But on the other hand I expected sketches, but instead the book is filled with various forms of art. From digital to painting to sketches to cartoons. From wikipedia: “Sketch (d...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    This was cute as a present for the partner of the writer, but I think it’s not a great present for anyone. But still it shows you love and that makes it quite lovely. ♥💑 This was cute as a present for the partner of the writer, but I think it’s not a great present for anyone. But still it shows you love and that makes it quite lovely. ♥️💑
  • Diana Iozzia
    "Us" was drawn by an artist and photographer named Curtis Wilkund about his beautiful marriage to his wife, Jordin. There are about 100 sweet little sketches he did daily one year. There is so much love in these pages, that make me want to cuddle up with my love. I received this as a complementary copy for review, but after reading this book, I feel it so near to my heart. I know I will treasure this book for as long as I live. I hope this collec...
  • Manon
    *3.5 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the story of a couple, told through drawings of their everyday life.The drawings were cute, I really really loved them.There were lots of different drawing styles, it was very interesting.But there was no real story or storyline, it was kinda vague...Also, I found it a bit too short, it could have been longer, it would have helped turning it into an actual sto...
  • Rachel McKitterick
    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.Its so nice to see a positive side of marriage. This is done sooo well! The drawings are exceptional! This is such a cute and sweet collection of drawings. This shows the playful, loving, sweet, simple side of marriage. THIS is what marriage is at its best. If I had to describe my ideal marriage, it would be like these drawings. This book is...
  • Kirsty
    Sure, this is cute – but for me, a little too cute. It's great that this guy loves his wife so much, but I'm not sure that I (as a total stranger to them) gained anything from seeing lots of pictures of them doing their pretty basic daily things. Sometimes the emotion that a creator feels is conveyed to the reader/viewer – and sometimes it isn't. But, you know, happy for them.
  • Nikki
    This was a cute collection of drawing that the author did when he decided to join his wife on a 365-day project. His part of the project was to draw something every day, whatever it was. Naturally, what came of the project were very real portrayals of married life, and life in general. Some good days, some bad days, and some that are just there. I really enjoyed it and more than anything, it just made me feel good and brought a smile to my face.R...
  • Hafsa Z.U
    Disclaimer: Received a free digital copy of the book through Netgalley. The story behind this book is adorable! The fact that the author-artist drew something every day to complement his wife's challenge and then gave it to his wife as a gift is equal parts unique and cute. I really loved all the plethora of various forms of art filled to the core with everyday love of a husband and a wife. But somewhere in between, the chaotic mess got to me, I ...
  • Dani (The Pluviophile Writer)
    Lovebirds, get all your feels right here in this cute graphic novel. Review at The Pluviophile Writer: stars.ebook, 114 pages.Read on November 11, 2017.One of the best things about Goodreads and Netgalley is coming across books that you would not have found otherwise, like this book. After spotting it on Goodreads I was happy to see that it was available on Netgalley and gladly devoured it.The creation of this book is tha...
  • Etienne
    Cute but nothing much of it. Pictures with a sentences, describing a couple life in a daily basis. Pretty much a homage from the man to is wife, which, like I said, is cute, but not much relevant for a reader. The illustration style is simple, but really cool, I liked them a lot!
  • Kath
    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange of a review.I've never "read" a book like this, but I realy like it, I love the variations of the style of the drawins. This book is super cute and funny.
  • Rebekah
    Sweet daily sketches of daily life in their marriage. I enjoyed the variation in drawing style, but wished there was more depth to the content.
  • Dre
    I love the sentiment behind this book. Artist and Wedding Photographer Curtis Wiklund sketched drawings of everyday moments with his wife each day for a year to create this book. And as a married woman, my heart melted as I turned the pages of each illustration. I like how Wiklund sketched things he and his wife did each day, no matter how seemingly normal or mundane they were. I smiled at the moments that paralleled my own life, like the sketche...
  • Risa
    Lovee++++++I loved this soo much. I started reading and stopped only when I was done with it. Being a picture book it was a quick go through, naturally.I loved how varying the drawings were and did such a great job in portraying the feeling of those moments that the couple and/or the author went through. And making me feel their love and respect for each other. (The Drawings of) Us was whimsical, sweet, fun and a breath of fresh and relateable ai...
  • Andrew Wolgemuth
    An endearing sketch-journal (if you will) comprised of daily drawings of the illustrator and his wife. Wiklund initially displayed these drawings online, and they were viral for a stretch. They work well in book form as they capture little moments that any married couple has experienced - moments of joy, frustration, exhaustion, and reflection. It's encouraging and fun to see these glimpses of the Wiklunds as doing so helps me to appreciate simil...
  • Theediscerning
    Meh. If anything I was most impressed with the variety of styles and effects used on these pages - some of the finished product is quite wonderful, but at the same time the scratchy sketches are too common. More importantly, the book is too personal to the couple involved and I really didn't engage. I don't know how this blew up to be so popular, as it's really not the kind of thing I'd like to look at.
  • Lindsay
    An artist who decides to draw a picture every day for a year, and ultimately ends up documenting small moments of his marriage through a whole year. Very sweet (almost too sweet at times) and cute. I'd love to see a series where artists from all different walks of life decide to a picture each for a year - it'd be so interesting to see how each person approaches this type of project.Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!
  • Kelli
    This was a pretty cute collection of sketches and drawings by a husband about him and his wife. A lot of the sketches were incredibly cute and totally relateable which was really fun to look at. It would have been nice to hear a little bit more about their story instead of just the tiny captions that went along with the sketches. Curtis Wiklund is definitely talented, however, and that really shows by the different styles captured.
  • Jennifer
    ***e-ARC from NetGalley***This was a sweet, simple book of drawings that the author/illustrator did over the course of a year of him and his wife. Definite talent shown through a variety of media and levels of drawing (from a five minute sketch to finished paintings).Might have limited appeal because of the subject matter, while I enjoyed the sneak peek into his life; it's not something that I'd buy and not something that would circulate well in ...
  • Jenny Houle
    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley for an unbiased opinion.I was not a follower of Wiklund's work on any social media platform prior to "reading" this book, so I was not entirely sure what to expect. What I found was a beautiful collection of sketches, paintings, and even one Q-tip outline, depicting his life with his wife. His love for her. US was stimulating, inspiring and beautiful. Would definitely make a great gift for a new c...
  • Mandy DeOrnellas
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley in exchange for an honest review. This book was cute. The drawings were sweet and very personable. It shows how much a married couple can love eachother and how a marriage can and should work. But I feel that this was more relatable to the author on a personal level to his wife. It was sweet none-the-less but not something I would purchase.
  • Sherri
    This feels like the type of book you'd find in a Hallmark store, something chosen as a gift. It's sweet, but it's rather short. I got the feeling I was hanging on the edge of the pool merely getting my feet wet, and I wanted so much more. I enjoyed the variety of drawings and will definitely follow the artist to see what he does in the future.I received a free digital copy of this book via NetGalley.
  • Bibi
    This was absolutely adorable! A year of their marriage in different types of drawings. I felt like it was very original and sweet. The only thing that I felt kept it from being 5 Stars was that it depicted their marriage as all sunshine and rainbows, and not enough reality.**I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
  • LilistarReads
    Us is a sweet tribute to the author and artist's marriage to his wife. This has definitely given me all the feels!The different art styles throughout kept it interesting and it shows how important the small things in a marriage or relationship is.*ARC received from publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
  • Karen Cimms
    I adored this book. The love Curtis has for his wife, Jordin, is evident on every page. It's such a personal, touching vista into a year in their life. I've been a fan of his drawings for a long time, and I love them even more now.
  • Shivam Soni
    Reignites loveOne star is deducted because I wanted hardcover version but they cancelled my order because of hike in price my relationship with someone was about to end it's inspire me love that person moreRefreshed my old memoriesI would like recommend it to couples?!
  • Montana
    Yayy...I’ve got my copy!! I have been following Curtis and Jordin for awhile now and they are so full of love and life. His drawings depict real life marriage and family and I can’t get enough of them and their adorable family. Go check out Curtis and his incredible sketches!