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Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

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Saturday
Nov052016

Tribute to Mike Rohde - a Community Project

This is the true essence of a Community: different styles, different minds, different approaches for a shared goal, everyone looking in the same direction.

Everything started with this!

Ref: Danny Gregory’s (2015) Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are. Chronicle Books LLC. pp 99

Ruth threw a rock in the pond and the waves reverberated through the oceans all over the world.

It didn't take long before Makayla started a group conversation on Twitter DM that gathered a group of sketchnoters, from around the world, to the project.

It was and is amazing and the flavor was like an online barcamp:

“...is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.”

First thing first: which picture should we work on? That was kind of easy: this one!

Alan took over operations, he sliced the image in tiles, organized a spreadsheet and took care of the “done” tiles re-composing the whole image.

We overlapped, sometimes, we shared and laughed a lot and had great fun. Everyone did her/his part and it was an awesome experience.

In case you're wondering who did what, here is the spreadsheet which is, by the way, real fun too: read the descriptions! And, yes, we have 2 Marc’s (Bourguignon and Dugué) which can be “puzzling” but we’re sure you’ll figure it out!

So let we say heartily thank you to:

Ruth Baker @ruthiebee85 - Thailand, for inspiration
Dr. Makayla Lewis @maccymacx - United Kingdom, for making it real
Alan Martello @alanmartello - Pennsylvania, for organising it

and of course for drawing the tiles.

And, in alphabetical order, Women first (because gallantry is NOT dead):

Claire Ohlenschlager @claire_ohl - The Netherlands
Lilpeanut @ItsLilpeanut - California
Mirry As @AsMirry  - United Kingdom
Nidhi @nn1ds - United Kingdom
Sandra Martin @sam_HH - Germany
Sketchnotes by Diana @DianaSoriat - Germany
Tracey Levasseur @TraceyLevasseur - Canada

James Saretta @JamesSaretta - Australia
Marc Bourguignon @100978Marc - France
Marc ✏️ @Marc_DUGUE - France
Mario Foglia @foglia_mario - Italy
Mauro Toselli @xLontrax - Italy
ProfClayton @ProfClayton - Texas

For literally “making a mark” upon the project and my creative heart by drawing the tiles.

Once again, THANK YOU!

It has truly been an enlightening experience.

- Mauro