Have You Heard of Sketchcrawl?

Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2008

Hi everyone!

So we started to hear lots of people finally receiving the Totoro book package.  We don’t know why it is taking so long to reach all these people.   All I can say is that shipping international is VERY unreliable..  I hope hope those who ordered the book will get the actual book pretty soon.


Meanwhile, I’d like to introduce another artist community project that has become a worldwide phenomena.


It is called Sketchcrawl!


This is an incredible bi-monthly event created by one of our own Totoro committee members Enrico Casarosa! Basically, people get together on the same day in their respective cities and crawl around the city with their sketch pads.  Very simple.  Enrico has been doing this for years now and now it has attracted hundreds of devotees all around the world.  I think the last sketchcrawl was organized more than 60 cities in 30 or so countries including various cities in the U.S., Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Serbia, Australia, Russia, Brazil, UK, Sweden…and the list goes on!


Anyone can participate.  No experience necessary.  Just get together with fellow artists in your city and enjoy sketching all day, get to know new artists/art lover friends.  And if you want, you can share your sketches with thousands of other crawlers on the Sketchcrawl Forum!

As you can see, it’s simple but quite a brilliant idea!

Now you want to participate huh?

How about this Saturday 10/25?  There will be Worldwide 20th Sketchcrawl!   You don’t know if your city has one?  Go to this web page and find out! Maybe there’s one already or you can start one!


Ps.  Let me go on and introduce my buddy Enrico a bit more.  This guy is an incredible artist with incredible ideas.  What he did with Sketchcrawil was quite something as you can guess.  While he’s one of the top story artists at Pixar, he continues to impress the world with his comics and other personal projects.  His new book Venice Chronicle is no different.  It is his visual diary when he took a trip to Italy beauuuutifully illustrating his love endovor!


I know lots of you couldn’t get Totoro book.  Don’t wait too long on this either.  This could be another independent publication only available for a limited amount of time!

5 Comments for 'Have You Heard of Sketchcrawl?'

    October 22, 2008 | 7:26 am

    Sigh…so does that last comment mean that I shouldn’t be holding my breath for a reprint of the totoro book? Can you please please please reconsider?

    October 22, 2008 | 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the major godzilla size plug Dice !! Yay!

    Patrick – we are gonna sell a few copies of the Totoro Forest Project at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco … if you’re nowhere closeby, maybe you can get a friend to buy one for you?


    October 24, 2008 | 3:11 pm

    :( ….please please please

    October 24, 2008 | 3:46 pm

    it took over two weeks to arrive, but my book finally came. Although it was a pity its been slightly damaged :o (

    April 29, 2009 | 8:49 am


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