Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book cover illustration and design and the original pitch cover art.
Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book was published in 2011 by Chronicle Books. It is a drawing activity book that McD Workshop’s Chris McDonnell wrote, illustrated and designed for kids and adults to enjoy scribbling in, doodling on and defacing in any manner they see fit. Shots of some of the doodling activities:
Several prompts invite you to draw wonderful hairstyles.
This is the turtleneck champ. You are challenged to draw a better, more award-winning turtlenecked person on this page.
You are supposed to draw various things dipped in fondue on this spread.
You write in the hilarious dialog on this spread.
Here is the promo video McD Workshop also created for the book:
What drawing activity do you get to do with these unsavory characters? Buy the book and find out.
Many versions of the cover were created before Chris landed the biggest, hairiest, best one.
Here’s an illustration of the author, Chris, enjoying his royalties earned from the book. Help make this a reality. Buy the book! (Edit: Too late now that it’s out of print, but buy the book anyway.)
Crude sketched out ideas for the “Funny Pages” section of the book and a doodle on the right that inspired the “Turtleneck Champ” page in the book.
Thumbnail sketches of cover design ideas from Chris’s sketchbook.
More sketchbook rough ideas. Playing around with lettering.
Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book in action: A superb monster drawing from Chris’s editor’s nephew!
Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book in action: A spread doodled on colorfully by Chris’s dad!
Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book in action: Another choice image doodled by Chris’s dad.
Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book in action: Perfect execution of comics write-ins by Chris’s editor!