References in classic literature ?
I was absorbed, body and soul, in the one desire to look at the sketch-book.
Brooke, taking up the sketch-book and turning it over in his unceremonious fashion.
He discusses how Washington Irving developed the short story in The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
This was followed among others by A Naturalist's Sketch-Book (1919); British Mammals (1920) and Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland (1923).
Layers, text, colors and a gallery are also part of Sketch-Book X.
Additionally, Slovak Telekom is operating a donation campaign to help deaf entrepreneurs, under whom the public can draw in an online sketch-book and the operator's corporate responsibility foundation will donate EUR 1 per each drawing.
In particular I was taken by his 15-minute sketch-book episodes from 1955, with anecdotes, memories and a topical debates on subjects as salient to today's world as they were to the world of the 1950s.
It's far more than just a sketch-book, though, and deserves more frequent performance, perhaps with a health-warning over its leaden, cloying libretto.