In the next few entries, I’ll describe some of the things I’ve been doing instead of posting and journaling but let me begin by telling you about my newest book. It’s called “An Illustrated Life: Drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrators and designers” and it’s been so exciting to work on it. I contacted every person whose work I’ve admired over the years and asked them if they would be willing in sharing pages form their illustrated journals and allowing me to interview them about their process, their tools, how they use their books, and what impact it has on their lives. To my delight everyone I asked said they would be happy to be part of the project. I accumulated an embarrassment of riches: dozens of pages from more than fifty amazing people and now the book is overstuffed to bursting.
Check out the sample pages, including ones from Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, and plenty others I’ve never heard of. I love to have a nose about in people’s sketchbooks (when they let me!), so I’m looking forward to this.