I’m stoked. By this time next week, I’ll be off to Frankfurt to take part in a presentation at the world’s biggest book fair.
Live-Drawing The presentation, in which I’ll be live-drawing (yikes!), marks the launch of the German edition of my co-authored book Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics (Springer, 2016). (What the heck is “Quirky Quarks”, and just how jam-packed is it with comics and drawings? Click HERE for an earlier post about it.) (more…)
Part of the title page of a typical sketchbook. I like decorating the very beginning of each book.
We all know the benefits of keeping a daily sketchbook. Practicing drawing, writing, and cartooning every day will help to make you a better artist. Even mindless doodling has been proven to be a healthy exercise for the mind. Personally I owe a lot to my everyday sketchbook. It’s really helped to make me better at what I do— not to mention that it’s a good place to harvest and develop ideas. But there are a couple of not so obvious benefits. (more…)