Sketcher Press is an independent publisher based near Seattle, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Our mission is to empower a new generation of authors who document people, places and culture through observational drawing by bringing their work to a wider audience. Sketcher Press is led by Spanish-American journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario, best known for his role as the founder of the international nonprofit Urban Sketchers and as an author and former columnist at The Seattle Times.
Our mission is to empower a new generation of authors who document people, places and culture through observational drawing.
Drawings made from life inspire curiosity, discovery, human connection and appreciation for the world at large, from places close to home to the most remote locations where few people travel.
We believe that artful drawings and sketches have major storytelling potential and a universal appeal that transcends cultures and languages.
What we publish
Sketcher Press publishes non fiction works of urban sketching, reportage illustration and documentary/journalistic drawing.
Drawings, sketches and illustrations are the essence of Sketcher Press.
Through hand-drawn art, our authors tell visual stories that document urban history, architecture, arts and culture, travel, adventure, people, family and friends, businesses and workers, the environment and many other topics.
Why publish with us
We are exclusively dedicated to the genres of urban sketching and reportage illustration.
We are deeply invested in discovering new talent and elevating diverse voices from every corner of the world.
Our relationship with authors is based on admiration for their work and close collaboration in all aspects of the editorial process.
It is central to our mission to nurture urban sketchers and reportage illustrators who want to bring their work to the general public.