One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations

Final Cover

One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations (published by SelfMadeHero) is a book full of daily wisdom that I adapted into full page coloured illustrations. There is one image for every day of the year with the date on the bottom of the page. So the reader can use the book in a variety of different ways. Whether they pick it up and read the quote of the day, or just flip through it to get for some bursts of inspirations.

In total it took me nine months to draw One Year Wiser. I create the images using blue pencil and then inking over them using a brush pen. From there I scan in the images and colour them digitally.

Check out some of the reviews of One Year Wiser:

  • A Place To Hang Your Cape – “Medaglia has crafted a joyous celebration of the human concious…”
  • Page 45 – “This work is in fact some of the finest iconography I have ever seen.”
  • Big Comic Page – “There is just so much to love about this book.”

And you can read a full interview I did with A Place To Hang Your Cape on the making of One Year Wiser here.

One Year Wiser is available in the US, Canada, United Kingdom and there is a Spanish edition available in Spain and across Central and South America. There is a Portuguese edition set to be released next year.

Also check out One Year Wiser: The Colouring Book.

Below are some images from the book and for even more images visit

Yogananda - you can go as copy

Schumacher - perhaps we ca copy

Nin - and the day came

Native American Proverb - copy Edison - if we did all the copy

Musashi - think lightly of copy

And here is a promo pic of the actual book in print!


One Year Wiser is currently in print.

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