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Pen & Post-It Doodle Show


Pen & Post-It Doodle Show


Pen & Post-It Doodle Show is a tribute to my son’s favorite thing to draw on. The ubiquitous mini yellow notepads, accidentally invented by 3M with a low-tack adhesive strip, are a popular paper choice for doodlers. For years, I would collect little booklets my son had made, like these doodling manuals . . .

how to draw

How to Draw Cool Stuff by Little Dude


ninja doodle

Drawing doodle back cover booklet

A book for Drawing and Drawing only!


The idea to feature the famous sticky note in a doodle show came when I discovered artists sharing their doodles on @drawonapostit on twitter. I even asked the owner — Ben Law Smith — if he’d co-host a doodle show with us, and he agreed.

Post-It Notes are perfect for doodles because they are small (less scary to fill a big blank page), are relatively cheap, and found in stationers and supermarkets. They take to media a bit better than napkins, which can be too absorbent for markers or soft for pencils.

Just because they are inexpensive doesn’t mean that every Post-It doodle is a “throwaway.” Proof that they are an underrated canvas can be seen at the annual Post-It Show at Giant Robot’s GR2 gallery in Los Angeles. Hundreds of artists around the world contribute to the popular show where fine art can be had for $25 per Post-It.

This year many of our entries came through social media, on instagram and twitter. We want to thank everyone who participated and played along. Cheers to our online doodle community!


Happy Doodling in 2018! Cheers from Kid Can Doodle!

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