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Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

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

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
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Sketchnoter's Stories you may like

Academic talks recorded by Mathis Riehle

Interesting work by Mathis Riehle.

He wrote:

Hi I have been developing this completely ignorant of sketchnoting as its own, mainly inspired by not being happy with normal liner notes, and the huge space and time required to do 'proper' mind maps. The B&W notes are all done as the talk is happening with filling in some detail and colouring as and when time allows. Online it went when I captured a whole meeting (in March this year). No real idea if it is good & useful for others or just pretty...

You can see other works by Mathis on his website.

They are good & useful Mathis!

- Mauro


Sketchnoters' Stories - "Love of Japanese stationery": Catharine Mi-Sook 

Today's story is from Catharine Mi-Sook.

Very informative: highly suggested!


Spreading the Sketchnote Love

I had the great honour to be invited to sketchnote my one of my favourite subjects, my love of Japanese stationery, by Mauro Toselli (@xlontrax) of Sketchnote Army. Though I am new to the wonderful sketchnote world and community at large, my story with Japanese stationery began at an early age thanks to my beautiful and talented mother, who was trained in classic Japanese watercolour arts in her upbringing in South Korea.

After my first visit to South Korea and being gifted with Japanese and Korean stationery from my family there, my fascination only grew. To my chagrin, there was a bit of a lull in acquiring satisfactory Japanese paper and notebooks until I was introduced to the Midori Traveler's Notebook and Hobonichi Techo (with its magical Tomoe River paper) by Dr. Makayla Lewis (, an incredible artist, sketchnoter, illustrator and collector of fine Japanese stationery.


And colour came back into my creative world again. Since then, I have explored and discovered more wonderful Japanese stationery and art supplies, my favourites being from Hobonichi, Midori, Kuretake, Pentel, Tombow, Shinnippon Calendar Co., Copic, Mitsu-Bishi, Kitaboshi, and Itoya.

Japanese stationery is not only about quality materials but there is something about the products and their very essence that is akin to a journey and story unfolding with each new step, each new page and brush stroke.


A big thank you to Mauro for inviting me to share my adventure with Japanese stationery through my sketchnote and photos, and thank you all for being a community that encourages, builds and grows. Sketchnoters, I have found, are truly a special and creatively dynamic group, and I'm honoured and grateful to participate and be a part of such a beautiful community.


Thank you, Catharine!

Great pictures and useful informations!

- Mauro


"Top 10" Event in Toronto captured by Marie-Judith Jean-Louis



Una foto pubblicata da [ MJ ] (@mjsketchbook) in data: 4 Nov 2015 alle ore 08:55 PST


This one of the sketchnotes is Marie-Judith Jean-Louis took at "Top 10" event in Toronto.

She wrote:

I tend to keep a sketchbook with me all the time to urban sketch when I get an opportunity and also to take sketchnotes whenever I'm attending interesting talks like the latest one at the Top 10 event in Toronto. 

You can see othe Marie-Judith's works on her Instagram.

Love the color highlights!

Thanks for sharing with us Marie-Judith!

- Mauro


How Sketchnote Changed my Life: Emily Carlton


Una foto pubblicata da Emily Carlton (@emilyacarlton) in data: 11 Gen 2016 alle ore 17:06 PST


Here is the sketchnote Emily Carlton published to celebrate "World Sketchnote Day 2016" .

She wrote: 

I took a workshop from Mike in April and haven't stopped since. I love capturing using this method and learning how to be better! 

You can see other Emily's works on her Instagram

Beautiful work Emily!

- Mauro




Happy Holiday Greetings to the Sketchnote Army!

With love, Mike, Mauro and Binaebi!