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I draw and paint to illustrate the books I write 

and in sketchbooks when I travel to faraway places. 

In recent years I’ve made my own sketchbooks. 

Why do I do this? And how do I do it?

How do I decide what to draw--and which pens and pencils to draw with?

This book aims to answer these questions and others. 

It’s also the story of my life. 

Nancy Patz

Life on the Page

A Graphic Memoir by Nancy Patz 

Drawings and paintings from the artist’s 92 sketchbooks provide stimulus for this lively, often moving, autobiography – which also includes candid discussions of her sketching tools and techniques.

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