The Amazing Sketchtravel Art Book

Posted By yonghow on October 21st, 2011

The Sketchtravel art book has finally been published ! Words cannot even begin to describe the sheer beauty of the art work found inside this book – so I won’t. Enjoy ! –

The Sketchtravel is a unique international charity art project. This red sketchbook was passed from one artist’s hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years.

This traveling museum contains the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists, including artists such as Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Hayao Miyazaki. Initiated by illustrators Dice Tsutsumi (Japan) and Gerald Guerlais (France), the project will culminate in an auction of the original book in Brussels on October 17, 2011. Proceeds from the auction and royalties from the book’s publication will be donated to the international literacy non-profit, Room to Read.

For more information on the book and a complete list of artists who participated, go to

Book details : Hardcover, with illustrations by 71 artists spanning 192 pages.

Oh, and you can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon here. =)


7 Responses to “The Amazing Sketchtravel Art Book”


Who’s the artist of the 7th image?


Robert Valley , fantastic american comics illustrator !


Thanks man, what a great discovery! I love his style 🙂


If you love his work , you ‘ll love Warwick Johnson Cadwell , I give you his blog’s link .He’s british ( I think) and his style is not too far from work’s Valley .

Typhoon Swell

As I live in France, I bought SKETCHTRAVEL the day of its release. And it’s now one of my favourite artbook (along with Inoue Takehiko’s Sumi & Water). It’s just incredible to see artists like Nicolas de Crécy, Juanjo Guarnido, Taiyo Matsumoto, Koji Morimoto, Hayao Miyazaki or Robert Valley united in one sketchbook.

My favourite illustration is Juanjo Guarnido’s one ( I’m really fond of Blacksad, and he’s currently the greatest european drawer for me.

For those who can afford it, the collector edition of the SKETCHTRAVEL is 150 € (nearly US $210), and it seems it’s worth price : the simple hardcover edition is excellent, and if you can buy it, don’t wait (and don’t forget to visit to discover the many interests to buy SKETCHTRAVEL).


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