Sasquatch's Big Hairy Drawing Book is an interactive book in which you fill in comics, draw funny characters, write in gags and doodle all sorts of solutions to playful prompts. It is written and illustrated by me, Chris McDonnell, and is published by Chronicle Books.
Drawing is fun and you can do it! Here are some places that you can buy it so that you can draw in it:
Here are some things that people have said about Sasquatch:
Michael Pinto at Fanboy blog wrote, “What I love about Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book is that it really encourages kids to use their imagination—and most importantly to draw, draw and draw! What I also love about the book is that in a world of slick CGI films that there’s a very warm and whimsical quality to the illustrations in the book by Chris McDonnell; you get the feeling that your doodling amongst friends who have a sense of humor.”
Ralph Bakshi, cartoonist/director said, “I’ve been drawing in the Big Hairy Book with my grand kids. They love it, I love it, and—when I do a bad drawing I can blame it on Chris. Now that’s a great drawing book.”
Bill Plympton, cartoonist/director said, “What's great about Sasquatch's Big Hairy Drawing Book is that it involves your imagination—and way too many artists have stopped using their imaginations.”
Pendleton Ward, creator of the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time said, “This book is awesome. I'll try to think of a better blurb than this book is awesome.”
Jonathan Krisel, director on the shows Portlandia and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job said, “Holy cow, I love this book. One of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. It reminds me of Life In Hell and Mad Libs combined. I want to give it out at every kid's birthday I go to.”
Tomer Hanuka, illustrator and teacher said, “This book dares you to get silly about drawing. An anxiety shattering process, especially for people who draw for a living. Like going to the gym where the only exercise is getting a massage.”
Brandon Graham, comic book author/artist said, “This Sasquatch thing looks like so much fun—I want to draw on the vans first. It’s like you’ve made the perfect McD-style culmination of all the best games and puzzle draw-in books of yesteryear.”
Check out this gallery of art sent to me from people who have been drawing in the book (or just see the slideshow above).
Get a book, draw in it, and when you're done, you can email me photos or scans of drawings that you had the most fun making and I'll post them here too so that everybody can enjoy them. I am really curious to see what you draw!
Take a look at these preview pages from Sasquatch's Big Hairy Drawing Book:
P.S. If you want to see more stuff that I make or contact me, click over to McD Workshop.