The book, Draw The Plane

My name is Joseph Mayernik and I’m the illustrator and creator of Draw the Plane. As a creative director working in the advertising industry for over 20 years, I’ve made it a habit to keep my sketchbook always at my side. I’ve also been fortunate to travel all over the country, and in those travels I’ve boarded hundreds of planes; Seen my fair share of security lines, departures, arrivals, gate checks and delays. These flights boasted many smooth ascents and turbulent descents through the clouds, and it’s in these moments where I developed the habit to Draw The Plane.

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Every time I'm on a plane,
I draw the perspective from where I sit.

I should also clarify that I only draw the plane while I'm seated on the plane. I don't take a picture and draw the flight later, I don't touch up the illustrations on a layover or waiting for my luggage. Each illustration represents my time on each flight from sit-down to touchdown.

If the flight is short, I draw quickly, while longer flights are more detailed. Bumpy flights are a bit sloppy and night flights are, well, dark.

I’ve collected these moments, spanning two decades, and with you and Kickstarter's help, I intend to arrange them into a premier hardbound collection.

Each illustration will be reproduced close to original size, accompanied with a short recount of the flight.

In the 20 years I've flown all over the country on many different airlines. The logos below are the airline companies that I've illustrated in the book. Some are still with us, some are not.

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Help support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

If I'm fortunate to reach my stretch goal of $30,000, I will be able to print double the amount of books and a much lower overall cost per book. This will allow additional sales after the Kickstarter campaign is finished. I have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York and their Wishes in Flight® Program and intend to donate a portion of the future book's proceeds to help fund their airfare costs. which is Make-A-Wish Foundations biggest line item when granting wishes to children.

Nationally, Make-A-Wish® would need more than 2.8 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to cover every travel wishes each year.

Every mile donated helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This is just one simple way you can help grant a life-changing wish experience. Consider donating today.

Tax Deductibility

The IRS recognizes award points and miles as a gift or an award from the corporation to the individual. Therefore, points and frequent flier miles donated to charity are not considered tax deductible.

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