I will be sitting in the sketch-o-matic box again this year for a couple of slots this wed 17th Oct (1-2pm) and this sun 21st Oct (1-2pm) at the Cornerhouse, doing 5 min sketches of sitters. It's like sitting in a photo-booth, but you get a sketch at the end. I'd love to sketch you if you can make it those times.
"Following on from the huge success of the first Sketch-O-Matic last
year, when 40+ artists, illustrators, poets, doodle-makers and
pensmiths created instant-ish portraits of almost 1,000 sitters, we are
happy to announce that the booth is coming back! It will launch for the
Manchester Weekender on Fri 12 October for a 10 day residency. You are
invited to sit inside the booth as if for a photograph and make a
minimum donation of £1 to an artist through an anonymous slot in return
for a self-portrait. But where the machinery should be is a tiny, fully
equipped artist studio. Wait five minutes (give or take) and the image
will appear. It may be a pencil drawing, doodle, cartoon, collage or
even a word-poem. Take it, frame it, consider it. Now you are both
patron and muse!"