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Innovative Collection Illustrates the Accomplishments of the Art World’s Diverse and Inspired Talents

LOS ANGELESJuly 28, 2011Sketch Theatre— the digital destination for artists seeking inspiration and fans looking for the best in contemporary art— announced The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 , a gorgeous tabletop collection of sketches, favorite personal works and snapshot biographies of more than fifty artists who have contributed to SketchTheatre.com since the site’s founding in 2007.

The Art of Sketch Theatre, published by fan favorite indie art publisher Baby Tattoo, captures the diversity and complexity of the contemporary art world by pooling talents from all walks, including artists working in comics, tattoos, high- and low-brow, pop culture, visual effects, fashion, design, toys and more. In Volume 1, readers are introduced to more than fifty of Sketch Theatre’s top contributors to date with eye-grabbing sketches and fully realized works, offering a glimpse within the creative minds of celebrated artists who began their careers in similar fashion– with simple tools like pen and paper.

“Launching The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 is in many ways a celebration of what Sketch Theatre has stood for since its beginning— an open door for those seeking the right inspiration,” said Lily Feliciano, Editor for The Art of Sketch Theatre and Executive Producer / Director for SketchTheatre.com.“Whether online or through our brand new publication, artists can take full advantage of the Sketch Theatre franchise and ignite their own unique creativity with just a click or turn of the page.”

Since its inception, Sketch Theatre has served as a free artistic destination for creative minds. The site has hosted more than 150 of the art industry’s most successful professionals, stemming from various backgrounds such as traditional arts, entertainment, comics and even tattooing. Each Sketch Theatre guest is tasked with participating in their own on-camera time-lapsed sketches, using simple toolsets, and all set to a mood-setting musical number. Regular contributors include pop artist Ron English, Marc Gabbana (“War of the Worlds”), Cecil Kim ( God of War III), Nat Jones (Dark Horse Comics’“The Nail”) and many more.

“Sketch Theatre does what I think art is meant to do– it inspires. Our genre-agnostic book captures that energy, shows our loyal readers all of the opportunities that are out there for people who just love to draw, and the beautiful work that you might never see hanging in a gallery,” said Bob Self, President at Baby Tattoo.“The work we’ve done— and will continue to do— on The Art of Sketch Theatre? franchise speaks volumes to our shared philosophy on the importance of continued encouragement and inspiration for artists, whether it be for the casual hobbyist or seasoned professional.”

At a price point of $40.00, The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 is now available as hardback for purchase online via SketchTheatre.com as well as retailers nationwide.

To order Volume 1 or for more information, please feel free to visit: http://www.sketchtheatre.com.

For review copies (media only), please reach out to media contacts Nick Parker or Steve Willis as indicated below.

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