November 11, 2012


Not too long ago, there was an opening reception of SKETCHTRAVEL at Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.  

This SketchTravel is a  "Sketch Book" that passed from one artist to another artist, traveled 12 countries in 4 and half years, total of 71 artists including world famous Hayao Miyazaki and Frederick Back.  

On the red wall, Mr. Hayao MIyazaki's illustration.

They gathered the fund by KickStarter in August to September this year.  By the time I donated some money, they had already reached their first goal.

They are still excepting donation to have another show in Japan as well. 
If you would like to donate, here is their KickStarter page. (The next goal is $25,000)

At the museum, they were some pictures showing how this sketch book traveled from artist to artist.  
The photo in the center, Daisuke Tsutsumi who had the visionary idea of The SKETCHTRAVEL and at his right, Hayao Miyazaki who illustrated the last page of the sketchtravel.

~ its in English & Japanese ~

THE SKETCHTRAVEL  Check out the web site to see more details...
Watch this animation created by Daisuke Tsutsumi

This art show ends February 3rd 2013, so you still have plenty of time to stop by !

If you understand Japanese, read this interview, 
its really fun !
He is talking about how he met his wife (she is my friend) and Hayao Miyazaki and also many interesting stories about the SketchTravel.