I’ve written before about Alex Gross, the best painter in America. See above examples. Here is what he said about my new book. “It’s fantastic! I am always impressed by good sketchbook drawers/ life observers/ obsessive compulsive’s. Its just a beautiful book. I am also going to buy a book for my mom, who is also an artist and who I think will really dog it.” Look, if the greatest painter in America is buying one for his mom, then the rest of you people should be doing the same. Plus I got an e-mail from Pratt Institute. It’s one of the best art schools in the country. They ordered my book for their library. It’s a must see for all college art school students. Immediate delivery anywhere in the world from bookdepository.com or in europe at Waterstones.
Recently I have been checking out the blogs of some Urban Sketchers. Veronica Lawlor, Steven Gardener, Andrea Joseph and Lapin are the ones in particular. As I was scanning Lapin’s site, I came upon something quite brilliant. So genius, it made me jealous. A simple idea indeed. Along his sidebar, there is a little sentence that is a live link. The words read: my secret sketching gear! So I clicked on it. There it was, drawings of all his sketching materials. Damn, I wish I thought of that. Usually I would just steal that idea and then over time try to claim credit for it. This idea was so perfect that I just couldn’t abscond with it. I did do my own version which is really just the same as Lapin’s. If you go to my blog and click on the moleskine book with the words, my art supplies, on it, you’ll see what I’ve done. The reason this is so amazing is because it solves a big problem. I get tons of e-mails from people asking me what pen do I use, or what watercolor set do I use and on and on. I’m sure Lapin gets the same requests too. Now all I do is what the Rabbit does. I just send them my link. Plus they can just find the information themselves so no one ever really has to ask me again. A big thank you to the Rabbit from the Squirrel. Now if you want to see what I’ve done with all my art supplies, it’s all in my new book, An Excuse to Draw. Instant shipping anywhere in the world, at bookdepository.com or in Europe at Waterstones.
I want to let people know where to buy my book. There is still a bit of confusion. If you order it from Amazon in the United States, it will not ship for quite a while. If you want it right NOW. You have to order it from bookdepository.com (they will ship immediately). They will ship ANYWHERE in the world. Even my friends in Korea can get it shipped there. They will also ship to Europe. But you can also get it in Europe at Waterstones. They will ship right away too. Free delivery too. So start clicking.
The billboards have gone up all along 5th avenue. Tommy Kane’s book is finally here. In the coming weeks, I will have a lot of exciting posts about it. There will also be some funny commercials I made. So when you see new videos posted please watch them. There will be quite a few so don’t think to yourself, “oh I’ve seen that before so I won’t click on it.” They’re short and worth watching. Trust me. Then I have a few requests. Feel free to re-post my stuff. Stick it all over your dumb Facebook pages and share with other like minded peeps. Also if you are smart, you will purchase more than one book. It makes a great gift. This way you will have it tucked away somewhere and it will come in handy when you need to give someone a present. Let the ad campaign begin.
Also if you want to have my book shipped to you NOW. You can order it at: bookdepository.com It will ship to you immediately anywhere in the world including the United States. In Europe, you can have it shipped immediately from waterstones.com. I realized there is a delay if it was ordered at Amazon.com. So if you want it fast, order from these 2 places.