My book is selling briskly and doing very well in Europe. Yet a lot of people I know are still procrastinating. They say, “I intent to buy it” or “it’s on my list of things to do.” Then of course, there is the old, “I won’t buy it unless I get an autographed one.” Basically that is like saying, “I don’t really want to get one.” So after drawing my ass off on the streets of the world for 8 years, I would at least hope that people I know would at least buy the stupid thing. I expect all my relatives (and I have hundreds of them), all my childhood friends, every kid I went to grammar school with, all my college friends, all my past coworkers and every freak I hung out with in the East Village the past 30 years TO BUY THE BOOK NOW. No more waiting. Look, it only cost 30 bucks. You will not be disappointed. I assure you. So click on the link and BUY. Today. Bookdepository.com. In Europe, Waterstones.
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.