How to start a theme sketchbook, the Suzanne way
- Start with a collection of evocative phrases (or quotations, names, titles, etc.) based on a theme. This is usually just a matter of noticing things as you go about your everyday life. The world is full of lists. Find a list, pick out the items that best lend themselves to artistic interpretation, and make that your list.
- Get a blank sketchbook. Write one of these phrases at the top of each page.
- Go to places where cartoonists (or really, any people who like to draw) gather. Comic conventions, for example. Get some of these people to pick a page in your sketchbook and sketch something based on the words at the top of the page.
- The more sketches you get, the more people will want to look at your book and/or add their own sketches. Makes a great icebreaker!