Sketchtravel was a unique international charity art project. Its red sketchbook was passed from one artist's hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years - collecting contributions from the likes of Hayao Miyazaki, Katsuya Terada (Blood the Last Vampire), Taiyo Matsumoto (TekkonKinkreet) and animation legends/married couple Atsuko Fukushima and Koji Morimoto.
Asuka Shinsha has just published a reproduction of the volume in Japan for 3150 yen ($40), while Chronicle Books released it in North America on August 15th for about same price. The original will be auctioned in in Brussels, Belgium on October 17.
Taiyo Matsumoto's contribution
Koji Morimoto's (The Animatrix – "Beyond")
Children's book illustrator LeUyen Pham
Daisuke Tsutsumi (Pixar art director)
The full list of artists includes:
Jean-Louis Vandestoc's animation inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's contribution: