Reference Rot - don't let it happen to you: Gerimi Drawing Comics #095 A plague is swiffering through the illustration community. Do you buy an instructional art book or twenty, thinking "Boy, once I master these techniques, I will be all flavors of awesome!"? Only to let them languish on your bookshelf, rotting like yesterday's fish? You, my friend, may be suffering from Reference Rot! And there is only ONE cure.