Sunday Sketching

October 2016

English Edition published by Abrams, New York
available at
– Amazon
– Barnes & Noble
– Books-A-Million
– IndieBound
– Powells

German Edition (translated by Sophie Zeitz)
published by Knesebeck, Munich
availabe at
– Hugendubel

Designed by Ariane Spanier


272 pages

ISBN: 1-4197-2268-9
EAN: 9781419722684
Illustrations: 350 color illustrations
Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)

The story of the book is based on this presentation I gave at the 99U conference in New York.

I talk about tackling the (very real and relevant) creative fears that have been a constant companion throughout my professional life:


I. I’m not good enough

II. My work is irrelevant and soon I’ll be broke

III. I’m out of ideas


From ABRAMS press copy:

From award-winning artist and author Christoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively. Taking its cue from his New York Times column Abstract Sunday, this book covers Niemann’s entire career and showcases brilliant observations of contemporary life through sketches, travel journals, and popular newspaper features. The narrative guides readers through Christoph’s creative process, how he built his career, and how he overcomes the internal and external obstacles that creative people face—all presented with disarming wit and intellect.


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