THE BOOK IS DONE! Yes, my design files are with Peachpit’s production department, on their way to print!
Around the middle of August, fresh copies of [The Sketchnote Workbook](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/013383171X/therohdesignwebs) will roll off of the presses and find their way to customers.
Somehow, my team and I were able to overcome all of the delays, obstacles and problems of the last four months and deliver the book on time. If you had told me that in March, April, May or June, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Chalk it up to hard work and help from my amazing Mom and Dad, who have tirelessly helped care for our kids, assisting Gail as she is recovering well from her back surgery in late March.
I won’t forget the help of friends and family, our church community, and my editors and publisher for all being creative and supporting us when everything seemed bleak.
Finally, your support as readers and part of the sketchnoting community has been special to me. I’ve felt so much encouragement as you have rallied around my journey. Thank you for helping make this book happen.
### Book Update
The book is looking fabulous! I’ve seen proofs of the cover and interior pages—all I can say is WOW!
The presses will start running in a week or so, and in mid-August, we’ll have a big ol’ batch of Sketchnote Workbooks to send out. I can’t wait!
I will admit that the last several weeks were a grind. I would typically wake at 7AM and work on the book until 1AM with lunch and dinner breaks for days on end. At the end it is so worth seeing this book come to life in black and orange.
I’m extremely pleased with the mix of samples from other sketchnoters, the amount of worksheets and challenges we’ve created, and the overall breadth of the book’s content.
### Video Update
[Brian Artka](https://twitter.com/bartka), my video storyteller, worked like crazy to meet his deadline in June. [Gabe Wollenburg](https://twitter.com/bartka) wrote scripts, and helped index and create fun questions. [Steve Mork](https://twitter.com/elektro815) created a great new soundtrack.
The cinematography, screenplay, and music work great together as a unit:
Together, we've created 2 hours and 41 minutes of advanced teaching across 32 videos. I can’t wait for you to enjoy and learn from the videos we’ve crafted.
Steve Mork also created a remix version of the theme you can download:
Pretty cool, eh?
### Colorization Video
I happened to take a brief video of the colorization process in Photoshop as a final installment in my video series:
When I receive the final copies of the book, I’ll take some video as well as photos and share them in another update.
### Request a Sketchnote Icon T-Shirt Re-Run!
Back in May, 70 two-color aqua and white Sketchnote Icon t-shirts were sold at Cotton Bureau. Right now there are 24 requests for a re-run, and if we hit 50, Cotton Bureau will launch a new run. If you missed ordering one of these t-shirts before, here’s your chance to make them available again. [Request a re-run on this page](https://cottonbureau.com/products/sketchnote-icons) to make it happen.
### Sketchnote Icon Hoodies?
Interested in buying a hoodie like the one I wear in the video? If so, [drop me a line](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Sketchnote Icon Hoodie). I would need to line up a printer and other details, but if I have enough interest, it could be fun to create those too. Let me know if you would prefer pull-over vs. zippered, and one color icons vs. white and aqua.
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Hey! We did it!!