How Do You Doodle?

Reading & Writing


In times of economic crisis, people get creative. When the book trade became threatened by the rise of e-books, Claire Main did a smart thing – she came up with an idea to add value to paper books as desirable objects. She asked authors to write inside them and draw a doodle that represents something in the book.

It works out to everyone’s advantage – the author gets to sell more books, and Claire gets a unique product that’s not available in stores. This depends on the goodwill of the author, of course, but it’s really rather fun to scribble in a book and not be told off for doing so. The books are signed, dated and numbered, with a quote from the pages and a drawing.

I’ve done quite a few for Claire now, and have just finished doodling in a stack of ‘Film Freak’ copies. You can find her site here.

3 comments on “How Do You Doodle?”

  1. Jo W says:

    Forgot to say,it’s still ingrained in me- never to scribble or doodle in books!

  2. Jo W says:

    That comment of mine seems a little odd now. What happened to the previous one? Perhaps that,too, has disappeared with the message I got earlier- you are looking for something that isn’t there! Even more now the story of my life so far!

  3. Helen Martin says:

    I like your train engine, Mr. Fowler.

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