Gary Panter’s Sketchbook

This photo of artist Gary Panter caught my eye– I wish I could get a better look at that little sketchbook! Panter creates art in various media, but the New York Times article this photo accompanies focuses on his new graphic novel, Songy of Paradise. The article notes that he does not use digital tools […]

“My Favorite Thing is Monsters,” a Graphic Novel by Emil Ferris

This book looks great– an entire graphic novel in facsimile notebook form: My Favorite Thing is Monsters “Set in the same 1960s Chicago where Ferris spent her youth, the book’s main character is Karen Reyes, a 10-year-old obsessed with movie monsters…. The central gimmick of the comic is that Karen is the cartoonist behind its […]

Anders Nilsen’s Sketchbook Art

This was an exciting find from the LA Times website: Anders Nilsen’s sketchbook art “Anders Nilsen is called a comics artist, but that’s not exactly what he does. Yes, his books are visual, but  Nilsen seems at times to be about the deconstruction of form itself in favor of a purer style of storytelling, gathering […]

Tips for Keeping a Sketchbook

Here’s a post with some great tips and inspiration for keeping a sketchbook, from illustrator Chad Townsend: How to Keep a Sketchbook. From the article: What to carry: Nothing fancy! It doesn’t have to be a high dollar sketchbook. Remember, you’re going to wreck it anyway. What you DO need is something small and portable […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: BonsaiBeanz

This week’s addict contacted me via Twitter, with this excellent photo of an excellent notebook collection, most of which are “waiting to be filled as journals.”   You can check out BonsaiBeanz comic blog and follow Bonsaibeanz on Twitter.   Thanks for sharing your addiction!

Notebooks in the Tintin Books

I have been a passionate fan of the Tintin books ever since I was a kid. There are a few moments when notebooks make an appearance, including these: All the images above are from King Ottokar’s Sceptre.   And there’s my favorite, which is from The Red Sea Sharks: Maybe this is where my love […]