Happy 2011 and big announcement!

Happy 2011! I hope everyone had a great end of the year! One of my New Year’s resolution this year is to start posting on the blog more regularly again. I have been slipping and posting only a few times a week because I’ve been so busy. Which brings me to my big announcement! I’ve been working on a second book that’s based on the sketchbook series on this blog called Drawn In. The book will features 44 artists sketchbooks and interviews plus an illustrated comic introduction by my favorite comic artist Vanessa Davis! Some of the artists whose sketchbooks are included are: Camilla Engman, Jessica Hische, Mike Perry, Anders Nilsen, Grady McFerrin, Renata Liwska, Matt Leines, Sophie Blackall, Jen Corace and many more. The book comes out this Spring and is published by Quarry. It is designed by my company ALSO. Matt my partner took all of the photos with the help of Kipling Swehla using my living room as an impromptu photo studio. Jenny designed all the layouts so that the sketchbooks are presented on pure white: simple and clean.

I have just received the book printed out in all of its entirety and wanted to share a few spreads with you as a sneak peek. The yellow bars over the images are just for production purposes- they won’t be there in the final.

Below are pages from Karen Klassen, Will Miller and Camilla Engman‘s sketchbook, and the table of contents with Ted McGrath’s sketchbook poking up:

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I’m excited to show you more as the publication dates gets closer including all of our cover sketches, a view of my living room as a photo studio and some of the interview answers with the artists. Thanks so much for your support and let me know what you think!

(homepage image- a detail from Alex Lukas’s sketchbook)

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