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SFG Blank Book Project?

The SFG Blank Book Project is a traveling sketchbook created collaboratively by Jeff Andrews and Steph Doyle.

For approximately 500 days, the sketchbook will travel from Washington DC to 50 illustrators around the world. Once the book arrives, each illustrator has 7 days to complete a sketch and send the book on to the next illustrator. The book will reach its final destination approximately mid-December, 2008.

The theme for this inaugural book is, "Where I Live." We hope to launch a second book project at the begining of the new year

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aaron Sowd - " I’ve always hated clowns"

The book is well on it's way, the only delays lately seem to be with updating the site. ;-) With that said, the book left the capable hands of Dan Goodsell and was turned over to the equally capable Aaron Sowd.

Aaron writes:

I’ve always hated clowns.

Maybe I should begin at the beginning. Before being traumatized by Barnum and Bailey I’ve always loved drawing. A great writer (I think it was F. Scott Fitzgerald) once said “paying a writer to write is like paying an alcoholic to drink; they’d do it anyway.” I think that applies to artists as well. It’s something we have to do. I know I have to, I just can’t believe that I actually get paid to do it on a daily basis. It’s the best scam ever! So keep that quote to yourself…

I live in Los Angeles, more specifically, the Culver City/Venice area. So how to sum up a town as large and diverse as Los Angeles in a single image? A town that I love? And sometimes hate?

With clowns, of course.



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