The Sketchbook that travelled the world

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to be invited to (co)host an interview with Gérald Guerlais, one of the initiators of the SketchTravel project. Some of you might have heard of it: it’s an actual sketchbook that traveled the world for four years. The project brought together artists from all over the map, including some of best known names in the industry (people from studios like Blue Sky or Pixar, all the way to Hayao Miyazaki himself). If you’re a fan of animation, comics or illustration, I’m sure you’ll want to learn more about this book.

My part of the interview, dealing with the project itself, was held in English. Fanny talked about the personal aspects of the adventure, and that part is in French. Hopefully all the quirky French accents and expressions flying around will add to the flavor of the videos. 🙂

With that said, I hope you enjoy the interviews:


Part I  (in English)


Part II  (in French)


In conclusion, I’d like to really thank Arnaud, who put this whole thing together, and Fanny, who edited, translated and transcribed these videos, for all their hard work. Jérôme’s appartment also made for a lovely studio, and he was a doll as always. As I say in the interview, being able to see an touch such an amazing piece of art was really something special, and I am thankful for it.

PS: You can find details about Dice’s initiative to help Japan right here.
PS2: If you liked this video (and you speak French, or want to learn French), you’ll find a whole slew of excellent French language audio and video shows on our website, at


April 8th, 2011