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Lana DeFrancesco

Professional volunteer , Box Factory for the Arts, Krasl Art Center & PechaKucha in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor

From Scrapbook To Sketchbook

PRESENTED ON MAR 23, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 8

How do you bounce back creatively after a divorce, when you've been scrapbooking your perfect life for years? You trade in those expensive stickers for a sharpie pen! Lana Rappette talks about how her scrapbook hobby evolved to drawing cartoons in her PK "From Scrapbook to Scetchbook."

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Sketchbook of Life

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 20, 2010

An amazing presentation by Martin Willers of sketches that show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2013.

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My Trusty Sketchbook

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 20) ON JUN 20, 2013

Peter Exley speaks about the art and stories flowing out of his lively sketchbook. He travels all across Italy with his family, skteching the arcitecture and capturing the culture in his book.

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Dale's Sketchbook

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

"I grabbed the book, turned it upside down, and suddenly it had totally different feel. This was my of eureka moment."

In Dale's Sketchbook from PechaKucha Night Williamsburg, Dale Weiss shares how he was inspired by The Sketchbook Project, a creative endeavor started in Brooklyn, NY, that sends sketchbooks to individuals who fill them with their work, send them back, where they are archived in a traveling library of over 30,000 other sketchbooks. Weiss talks about the year-long creative journey of making his first official sketchbook. Here he shows off some selected pages and describes the process that sketchbook took him through.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 13th, 2015.

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A Dag Who Draws

BY SAM MILHAM
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

Sam Milham adds his quirky sense of humour to enliven his cartoons with a distinct Australian feel.  He has use these drawings to bring a children's book to life.

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cARToons

BY STEVE HILL
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

Regardless of one’s career path, Steve Hill makes the case that you can never really shake being a smart-alecky cartoonist. He shares a brief, if not entirely accurate, history of editorial cartooning followed by examples of his own cartoons and an admission that he might have unwittingly passed the gene to his son.

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Island Time Machine

BY CULTURE SHOCKA
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 14, 2015

“The goal is to try and make commentary on sociopolitical issues– things I see happening in the news.”

In "Island Time Machine" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 24, Culture Shocka shares his creative and culturally driven graphic design work. In his pieces, he utilizes a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts Cartoon and Graphic Design influences. 

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Cartoons, Science, Paintings and Fear

BY ANDY DAVEY
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 02, 2016

Andy Davey tells us how not to make life choices and explores ways in which his career decisions and later calling as a cartoon artist has helped him follow his dreams.

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An Architect's Sketchbook

BY SEBASTIAN SEYFARTH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Apart from Architectural designs Sebastian Seyfarth uses his Sketchbook as a tool to explore and reflect on his life and journey through Europe and Japan.

建築設計を本業とするSebastian Seyfarthさんは、ヨーロッパや日本での生活や旅で体験し感じたことをスケッチブックに残しています。Sebastianさんのドローイングの世界を堪能しましょう。

 

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Dogs & Other Animals

BY JOHN BOND
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

In this presentation, illustrator and author John Bond tracks his inspirations for his illustrated characters. From children's shows to his numerous furry friends, John's childhood experiences have shaped who he has become as both an adult and artist. His inspiring story captivates the audience, all sharing laughter, and smiles.