Hi, I’m Luke, and pNoted is a won­der­ful magic land where doo­dles live specif­i­cally in sticky notes. It’s sort of a zoo for sketch ideas.  It’s a humane way to con­trol the nearly omnipo­tent power of my imag­i­na­tion, which destroys the world in a cat­a­clysm of fire and brim­stone on a daily basis. The only rea­son you don’t notice the world is a smok­ing cin­der is because you may have for­got­ten to ask me about it.

This unbri­dled horse of an imag­i­na­tion started when I was a lit­tle kid. My ear­li­est mem­ory of it affect­ing other peo­ple around 1989. I recall watch­ing a kid play  a game on his 286 PC. I became so excited he paused the pro­gram and asked me if I needed to go to the bathroom.

About this same time, I started to put my imag­i­na­tion to paper. They were lit­tle sto­ries pri­mar­ily told in pic­tures. My first story was called The Boy Who Kept Being Zapped. This clas­sic (not yet made into a major motion pic­ture) presents the story of a snap­pily dressed young man who falls vic­tim to a strange and won­der­ful tech­nol­ogy. It causes him to suf­fer from insa­tiable hunger, minia­tur­iza­tion and unquench­able thirst, in that order. Was this a tragic alle­gory that reflects our times? Geeze, I was only seven.

The Boy Who Kept Being Zapped

Any­way. This sto­ry­telling extrav­a­ganza lasted for about five years (and 4000 pages!) until I decided to tell my sto­ries through words alone. I left draw­ing to a spotty series of art lessons and didn’t really revisit it in a casual way for almost a decade. So fast for­ward that decade. By that point, I’ve had a job for awhile being an office war­rior and it’s here I finally get to the point. What the eff is pNoted? Right. Well, on my breaks at this job I found myself reach­ing for a pad of sticky notes and putting snip­pets of my imag­i­nary world onto paper.  They started to col­lect in a sketch­book at home, and now, in the present, I have quite a  stash of the things. pNoted is how I will gift them to you, and is an exper­i­ment in how they will grow and change when they see the light of day.

I don’t want any of you to feel left out though. I know that while sticky note sketches may not be the norm, there is a whole world out there of sketches, ideas and doo­dles liv­ing on the mar­gins of home­work, on refrig­er­a­tors every­where and on bul­letin boards. Get me started. Send scans or pho­tos of sketches you’ve done or friends have done includ­ing com­ments to pnotes@pnotables.com. You know you want to.