Sunday, November 27, 2011


It’s for keeping scores obviously. But right now, I’m talking about Sketchbook’s author’s one volume endeavour: Scorebook. A new scanlator has appeared and its 6th chapter has been uploaded here.

There is nothing much to say about this chapter. A new ‘rude’ guy appears, who also wants to be a baseball team manager but there’s no actual game of baseball to be seen anywhere. That’s because it has been already established that the author doesn’t know any rules of baseball! HaHa... hahaha… *cough*

Anyway, I just wanted to post my (5th) new sketch of one of the Sketchbook characters. This time it’s Nagisa Kurihara with her cute cat-mouth-smile:


This sketch has been the most easiest to draw. It still took more than an hour, though! But somewhy I didn’t use the usual ‘Natural Pencil’ drawing tool in MS Paint as it didn’t feel right; instead I used the ‘Brush’ tool. That’s why the lines are much darker than earlier sketches  (search for them if you like by clicking on the ‘Sketchbook’ label below) and so overall this sketch has a different feel to it. A warm & fluffy feeling! Basically, the word / phrase Minamo uses to describe Sora’s sketches in 8th episode of the Anime. I’m definitely not claiming to be as good as Sora… When you start feeling inferior to fictional characters, you know you’ve hit rock-bottom! Smile Anyway, find the original photo

here to compare.


  1. Feeling inferior to a fictional character does not seem too weird to me considering how some fictional characters have some pretty unrealistically great traits. In any event, you are a much better artist than I am, so if you want to feel better than someone a bit more more real, you can do that now.

    As for Scorebook, do you know have many chapters that comic has? I have been trying to find out, but it seems like there is not much information out there that I can understand about the manga.

    That being said, sometimes I wonder if a Scorebook TV series actually would be more entertaining than the Sketchbook one. I know that will basically never happen. Still, I like the way that Kobako just seems to have fun in Scorebook and the inclusion of cows and baseball are definitely pluses in my book as well.

  2. Thanks for the compliment... That felt better! :)

    Scorebook is just one volume manga with 8 chapters according to its table of content (so two more to go) + one more 'bonus' chapter where Sketchbook characters make a cameo... YOooo!

    I guess it could be a mini 6-episode series and it would definitely be entertaining for people like us who understand Sketchbook. But as you said, it would never happen. :(

    The way the characters make fun of Kobako about his knowledge of baseball (or lack thereof) is too good. Reminds me of Sket Dance! Also, the Author making fun of everything else by having animals as (non-)players is just brilliant!