Story Supply Co. has announced a new partnership with Deadpool artist Mike Hawthorne on a line of sketchbooks. Hawthorne's sketchbooks will be the first in what's planned as a series of "Working Artist" limited edition sketchbooks, which will measure 5.25" x 7.75" and sell in $14 two-packs.
“I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the Story Supply Co.'s pocket notebook and filled my first one up within a few weeks,” Hawthorne said. “However, it was their charitable philosophy that made me certain I wanted to partner with them to produce my own line of sketchbooks. Quality and heart in one company, you can't beat that."
Like all of Story Supply Co. products, for every purchase of a Mike Hawthorne "Working Artist" sketchbook the company will donate a second copy to children in underserved areas - including York City Schools, from which Hawthorne graduated.
“As a poor kid with an affinity for drawing, art instruction and access to good supplies were something I could only dream of,” said the artist. “The art teachers at William Penn Senior High School in York City changed that for me. Having access to free art supplies and sketchbooks changed the course of my life. Now, with the help of Story Supply Co., I'm able to return the favor."
The sketchbooks are scheduled to be released in July.