The Daily Zoo 3: Healing Together
The third installment of Ayers’ personal take on art therapy has arrived, and marks year 10 of his recovery from leukemia with an engrossing blend of illustrated adventures. Begun in 2006 as a daily sketchbook project, the latest Daily Zoo once again offers an incredibly moving collection of animal drawings paired with musings on his life journey — from the loss of dear friends and the recovery of others, to marriage, to parenthood.
Healing Together follows the tradition of The Daily Zoo, bringing readers into an imaginative playground where horses wear lipstick, tigers wear tuxedos and starfish might fight back. The series is an inspiring blend of artistic talent (Ayers’ resume as a character designer and concept artist includes Men in Black II and Fantastic Four) and personal exposition. And, once more, a portion of proceeds for Daily Zoo 3 will go to cancer research and charities. [