On Saturday 6th September Moleskine (the makers of the iconic notebooks and more) are hosting “the rise of urban sketching” event in London. The brand are collaborating with some highly talented sketchers who will be showcasing their skills during live demos throughout the day.
The sketchers are part of an art movement called “urban sketchers”, founded by Spanish born illustrator and journalist Gabriel Campanario (check out his sketches of Seattle here). The movement has been going strong since 2007, the urban sketchers see their urban world as they draw it, using different kinds of media to showcase their individuality. From sketching on a busy commute to observing the world from a coffee shop, there are no boundaries when it comes to urban sketching.
These sketching sessions will be held at the Moleskine store (40 King Street) and the London Graphic Centre.
Participants are encouraged to register to take part in a learning session and the first 150 attendees will take home a complimentary stylish sketch album.
• Register now to meet with the sketchers and to take home your very own Moleskin sketch album: http://mymoleskine.moleskine.com/community/citystories
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.