TCAF 2012 is over

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Exhausted we just got back from TCAF . This experience was pretty useful though.  It was also very well organized event. And crowdy.  Probably on official TCAF website or Facebook Page there’ll be soon statistic info, but it seems that in two days TCAF attended about 10000 viewers – no less! We were exhibitors and we even sold some books and postcards. Not much because our stories not for everyone – we missing the mainstream target group but educated readers like it.

Now have a look at some  sketches we did during the show.

This is NOT Joan Sfar! It was just one nice person from the crowd.

The old man and the Real Book Lover. The Old Man tried to sell pictures by shooting artists with their books.

Nice Girl and Old Manga Fan.

My neighbors from the right tables – Jess Fink, Eric Feurstain and Oleg Ti.

Tony Cliff – my neighbor on the left table – signing his short bu fabulous graphic novel.

This girl tried to submit me her comics.

One very tall cyclist and cute hairdo.

Some years ago I was a huge fan of Michael Cherckas and his series “Silent Invasion”. It was a honor that famous coauthor of Silent Invasion series bought 3 our books.

The young crowd…

… and serious book lovers.

Also the array of other amazing books exhibited this time was simply abnormal.  Basically we spent for new reading about the same amount of money we just earned. Eventually we going to tell about significant books we’ve got but not now. Have fun!

Appearance Schedule for 2012 (draft)

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Streetcar in Jerusalem

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04_streetcar_jerusalem by ezhilinsky
04_streetcar_jerusalem, a photo by ezhilinsky on Flickr.

“This time I didn’t do field sketches – I was too busy to sketch things and see-sights on my way. But siting in a streetcar – brand new high-theck silencer that cross the whole city in 10 minutes – It was just perfect!”

E.Zhilinsky, City of 3000 years sketchbook

The Art of Urban Sketching – the book

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Beautiful book received yesterday at Canada Post office! We at Editions Tchai are proud to be part of it. Yes, we among several dozens contributors who published/represented in this book. Yay!
Congratulations to everyone involved in the process, authors and contributors (that’s us!) 🙂

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The Art of Urban Sketching

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The Art of Urban Sketching | Crafts & Hobbies / Painting Book | Qbookshop.

We proud to announce that we going to get our complimentary copy very soon. Yes, we are the participants and contributors! One of our urban sketch or two appear in this beautiful and unique 350 pages book The Art of Urban Sketching, which  is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Click on a link above to get an idea.

And its not all! We also be at TCAFF this May! With our debut books Rock Testament and Hungry Heart.  Isn’t it cool?

New cards


We finally (after long break) displayed these beautiful set of Jerusalem postcards based on travel sketches of Tania Yuditskaya, c0-founder of Editions Tchai. 9 unique 5″X7″ post cards showing Middle East scenery – there are no similar artworks like that.
Represented first time at La Biennale du Carnet de Voyage in 2006, Clermont-Ferrand, France, as set of original watercolors 17″X24″ this project was later printed as 5″X7″ offset color cards. Great for mailing and matting.

Jerusalem cards

Available at our Etsy shop here:

Toronto Graffiti

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We’ve just uploaded one of our very successful book – Toronto Graffiti – to It’s a marvelous tool to upload your publications and convert it into virtual books by that. The most amazing thing is that you actually see your pages flipping! Probably  it’s a best example of totally virtual reading experience in the future.

To see the book go to

But lets talk about our book first. It’s might be called “Toronto Comic Sketch Book”.  It’s actually Combination of an urban sketch book and comic book. Published by us – Editions Tchai – back in 2008, ISBN 978-0-9784952-4-4, French, 45 pages, 7″X9″, hand perfect binding, no lamination. Back cover contains information about the author. This book  was the only book of Canadian author presented at 9-th Biennale of Travelers Sketches in the City of Clermont-Ferrand,  France. And we were the only Canadian invited authors there.

Toronto Graffiti in French. First issue.

We are working on complete HC book in English recently. Support welcomed.

À la recherche du silence

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À la recherche du silence

Paris Sketch Book by Tania S. Yuditskaya, 2006. It was extremely beautiful book! I think we going to reprint it too.

Short story about our last Cuban trip at

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Check out the new sketchbook!

The rest of the story here:

Probably it’s time to draw something…

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