The Art of Sketch Theatre Volume 1 is an inspiring collection of sketches, finished work and insightful profiles by over 50 professional artists who have participated in the ongoing SketchTheatre.com project. In the words of Sketch Theatre founder Alex Alvarez, "Sketch Theatre exists for one express purpose - to expose young people to the myriad career opportunities available to creative individuals. There are scores of you out there who love to draw, make things and express yourself. Whether you are interested in drawing comic books, entertainment design (sets, props, creatures, etc), fashion, animation, creating films or making music, there are today more opportunities for you then there have ever been in history. Most adults think that being an 'artist' means being a 'fine artist' who shows work in galleries and has a difficult time making a living. This is an extremely narrow minded view of a word that today has a much broader scope. Sketch Theatre serves to motivate and inspire artists from all walks of life. Here, aspiring artists are exposed to contemporary artists and the various career paths taken by these like-minded individuals who all began their careers by simply putting ideas and expressions down with a pencil & paper. The brilliant myriad of artists featured on Sketch Theatre strip down and expose raw sketches on camera, never failing to captivate and inspire. These people work in a variety of fields, are successful, support themselves, and are proud to call themselves artists."
Featured artists include Aaron Sims, Aimee Kuester, Alex Alvarez, Alvin Lee, Amy Botello, Ana Bagayan, Apricot Mantle, Axel 13, Brandi Milne, Brian Smith, Cameron Davis, Charles Hu, Chet Zar, Chris Ryniak, Christian Lorenz Scheurer, Corey Miller, Daphne Yap, Dave Dorman, Dave Hill, Fred Harper, Gary Baseman, Gene Guynn, Gil Rimmer, Greg Simkins, Gris Grimly, Jeff McMillan, Jessica Ward, John Mahoney, Jon Beinart, Jon Schnepp, Jordu Schell, Kali Fontecchio, Lola Gil, Luke Chueh, Marc Gabanna, Mari Inukai, Marshall Vanderuff, Meats Meier, Michael Broom, Michael Hussar, Miss Mindy, Molly Crabapple, Munk One, Nat Jones, Nate Frizzell, Nick Baxter, Nicolas Villareal, Rick O'Brien, Ron English, S Fisher Williams, Sam Shearon, Shawn Barber, Steven Daily, Sze Jones, Tara McPherson, Terryl Witlach, The Chung, Tom Baxa, Travis Louie, and Wayne Barlowe.