With Anime Expo just around the corner, many first-time attendees might be deciding what to bring to get autographed.
I was in the same situation last year when I finally decided to bring art books specific to the works that each guest was known for. This year I didn’t really feel like shelling out cash for more art books and instead opted for shikishi boards.
The only autograph/sketch that I got on a shikishi board is shown above, which I got from last year’s AX.
As you can see, it is around as thick as a thin piece of cardboard.
Booths like Kinokuniya’s at AX sell these shikishi boards which I find ideal for autographs, but I want to purchase some before I head down to LA.
Washi Accents has them at a decent price with the following description:
9 1.2″ x 10 5/8″ Shikishi is made from fine handmade art paper laminated to hard board backing. They are edged with a strip of gold paper and are traditionally used for sumi painting, Haiku, and water color painting.
That’s the standard size, but does anyone know where to buy these boards besides at Kinokuniya?
They’re light and don’t really take up that much space while still providing more than enough space for guests to autograph/sketch on. Plus, you can frame and display them when you go home.