On a hot, humid, Wednesday night in Chicago, I had the honor of live sketchnoting Rob Bell as he kicked off his Drops Like Stars tour at Congress Theater. Tonight I've scanned and posted all 12 pages of my sketchnotes on Flickr:
In May, I was invited by Rob to come sketchnote the Chicago Drops Like Stars kickoff event and gladly accepted the opportunity (and challenge) of capturing Rob live.
My wife, two friends from my church and I took a road trip to Chicago on Wednesday night and had a great time experiencing Rob in the old Congress Theater. Sketchnoting the event was challenging: lighting was dim and it was hot, but as I got into the flow, the light, the heat and humidity faded into the background.
One happy side-effect of the dim lighting and humid conditions in the Congress is a looseness to the sketchnote quality. Normally I work in well-lighted, comfortable conditions, which produce much tighter sketchnotes.
Here are all 12 pages of sketchnotes (captured in real time at the event):
Who is Rob Bell?
Rob Bell, for those who may not know of him, is the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He's also been the featured presenter in the Nooma series of short videos and is currently on a world tour presenting Drops Like Stars, talking about the connections between suffering and creativity.
Rob is one of my favorite speakers and a great storyteller. I find His unique way of sharing messages from the Bible with relevance to my life today and in context with the ancient cultures and tradition when the scriptures were written, fascinating.
Rob, thanks so much for inviting me to sketchnote your talk in Chicago, I had a great time. I hope you and others thoroughly enjoy the sketchnotes!