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Landing Zone Sketchbooks (2-Pack)

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We call this the Landing Zone Sketchbook because taming wild ideas begins when they land in your sketchbook, notebook, or journal.

Comes in pack of 2 sketchbooks.

Over the years, Don has experimented with countless different blank books and has always been disappointed. Until now. That's because we found a bookbinder named Ann who can make reasonably priced books with all the features Don craves:

  • Large enough to capture big ideas but small enough to carry everywhere, every day.
  • Inviting feel.
  • Landing-zone icon differentiates front and reminds you what a sketchbook is for—giving ideas a safe place to land.
  • Pages stay open without a struggle.
  • One hundred pages means you have enough space to sustain a productive streak.
  • Expandable back pocket gives a place to stash clippings, emergency cash, business cards, postage stamps, templates, and other necessities.
  • 100 pages of heavy, white paper.
  • Hard cover, fabric covered.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 8.25" x 5.5" (21 cm x 14 cm).

  • Heavy, white (not yellow), acid-free paper with smooth surface that welcomes pencil, pen, and brush pen without show through.
  • No tyrannical lines or grids to inhibit sketching.
  • Expandable pocket.
  • Elastic closure loop, bookmark ribbon to mark your place
  • Radius corners to soften knocks and prevent damage.
  • Not slick or rubbery. Dark to hide schmutz.
  • Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 43rd Kickstarter project in 2019.
  • Made in China.
A worthy vessel to capture your ideas, sketches, and even diabolical plans to take over the world. The expandable back pocket gives a place to stash clippings, emergency cash, business cards, postage stamps, templates, and other necessities.
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Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Nancy G.
Made in WHERE?

Made in China. Why? I'd pay more and purchase things if they were made in the countries of their creators. My 2020 resolution was to purchase only things made locally unless it can't be easily sourced another way. As much as I love your art and the extreme creative of all your items I can't bring myself to buy any of it.

Great idea!

I love these in concept. Size, paper, pocket, etc. But like another reviewer I'm having trouble with my conscience. China has held (tortured) two Canadians for more than 2 years and I'm trying not to support the country's economy. But they would make perfect gifts for all my artist friends, so I may weaken! And they look to be good quality, relatively better than your scarves - also made in China - which I love, but even after being dragged wet over rocks they are still stiff and rough.

Dee G.
These notebooks are great!

I love these notebooks! They're easy to store in a purse or bag but the page size still allows for jotting down lots of information. I'm not a clever enough artist to sketch the various calamities that befall me during my days but I can easily write about them in these neat books!

Perfect for a drawing maniac

I got these for my 9-year old grandson who just can't stop drawing. He loves them and he thinks they are classy. A quality item.

Lay flat my @$$

Uh, doesn't particularly lay flat.

Excellent gifts

I purchased these for my niece, a freshman in college, they are perfect to throw in her backpack and pull out when inspiration strikes. I love the soft but resilient leather covers and the paper quality is is very nice. A perfect Christmas gift. Always fun doing business with you


I bought these for my Mom and sister. They are the artists in my family. I think they will love them. They are a perfect size to fit in your purse to carry with you for that impromptu sketch.

Jennifer H.
The Doublemint of Sketchbooks

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Two of Don’s sketchbooks are better than one.

Roy T.
I like it

Small size is great for carrying in a backpack (no purse). 7 months to retirement , my current hobby is beard growing. My bosses hate it ( two jobs ). What are they gonna do, fire me?

A hit with my niece..

who loves to draw and write. Indeed it was a very merry Calamity Yulemas at our house and that of my son and family as everyone received at least one gift from your wonderful selections. These sketchbooks are well made and will offer her a bit of time before they are filled with her magical head and heart. Thanks Calamityware!