Dmitry Kirsanov is a developer and a graphic designer, specializing in website and logo design. His articles about Inkscape have appeared in Linux Format in the UK and on TuxMagazine.com. Kirsanov also writes the "Design Lab" column teaching creative fundamentals of web design (http://www.webreference.com/dlab/), and is the author of Dmitry Kirsanov's Web Design Book (in Russian). Tim Daniels, one of the founders of the Inkscape project, is the book's technical reviewer.
"Kirsanov...is able to hand out the knowledge with ease, without confusing the reader. He also has an uncanny ability to prioritize concepts and tools, and so each chapter and each section appears at the right moment in the book, while the reader is ready for it."
--Eugenia Loli-Queru, OSNews
"This book is a great guide to using Inkscape. "
--Bob and Joy Schwabach, On Computers
"...The Book of Inkscape could easily be used as the text for an intensive 10-week class . It is well organized, conversational in its approach, detailed and well-illustrated, and accessible for a vector-graphics newbie."
--Iris Yoffa, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society
"If you are a graphics professional or even someone whos merely interested in being able to create graphic arts, Dmitry Kirsanovs The Book Of Inkscape: The Definitive Guide To The Free Graphics Editor is for you."
--Dominique James, Sacramento Book Review
"Clear writing and numerous step-by-step tutorials make this manual the go-to reference for artists new to Inkscape and for experienced users looking for detailed information on the application's features. "
--Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News
"I give this excellent tutorial five stars because it will enable an artistically-challenged individual such as myself the tools to create serious graphics arts applications with this otherwise easy-to-get lost in powerful illustration tool. "
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com
"Clear writing and numerous step-by-step tutorials make this manual the go-to reference for artists new to Inkscape and for experienced users looking for detailed information on the application's features."
--Eithne O'Leyne, Book News, Inc.