Articles by: Ed Shems

What It’s Like To Be An Illustrator

What It’s Like To Be An Illustrator

I used to get some pretty interesting requests when people found out I’m an illustrator but after ridiculing them in cartoons, they rarely ask me for anything again.

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Inspiration for Reinventing the Illustrator

Inspiration for Reinventing the Illustrator

We recently organized an event called Reinventing the Illustrator to help fellow illustrators understand that there are so many opportunities for us. More info to come about the event, but Justin and I thought we should share the inspirational postcard/poster we created for the event. Use this to get your creative […]

PAC-MAN Reboot

PAC-MAN Reboot

NAMCO, the company behind PAC-MAN is looking to its fans to help choose the new look for the next (as-yet unannounced) PAC-MAN game. On the PAC-MAN Facebook page, they have four looks from which to choose: A 3-D style and three (slightly different) cartoon styles. I’m not convinced any of them […]

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The Art Director/Illustrator Relationship

The Art Director/Illustrator Relationship

What makes a great collaboration between an Art Director and an Illustrator? That’s the question Justin Perricone and I wanted to explore on behalf of art directors and illustrators when we began putting together a panel discussion for June 27, 2012. The event, titled The Art Director/Illustrator Relationship was co-sponsored […]

Screen Printing 2 Workshop

Screen Printing 2 Workshop

In July we organized a Screen Printing workshop (see Photos on Flickr) at Shepherd Print Studio in the SoWa District of Boston’s South End. Liz Shepherd taught the basics of screen printing and then each participant went about printing his/her own work. It was such a fun,productive time that we got a […]

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Top Cow Talent Hunt

Top Cow Talent Hunt

Top Cow, publishers of comics such as The Darkness, Witchblade and Cyberforce are looking for some new talent to join their ranks. From President/COO Matt Hawkins: “We are looking to hire two writers and two artists to do paid work for the company in 2013/2014. The goal of the Talent Hunt […]

I Couldn’t Help Notice…

I Couldn’t Help Notice…

I couldn’t help notice this on the side of a tow truck the other day. I suppose they were hoping to make an impression so that the next time I need to tow my car I’ll use Countryside Towing… or maybe it truly is a PSA. Sometimes a cigar is […]

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Yard Sale- 5.4.5.6?

Yard Sale- 5.4.5.6?

I loved finding this yard sale sign. From the look of the wooden post, this is a very popular spot for signs. It’s located at an intersection in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons (New York) where if you follow the arrow you get to drive down a road with a […]

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Drawn Together at ICON 7

Drawn Together at ICON 7

It seems to me that trying to collect a large group of professional illustrators into one city for four days would be akin to herding cats into a doghouse, but somehow ICON pulled it off again. ICON, The Illustration Conference, recently concluded its 7th biennial conference, held this year in […]

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Welcome RISD Alumni!

Welcome RISD Alumni!

We’re excited to announce that RISD Alumni Association will be joining Creative Relay as a partner for our events, webinars and workshops. RISD joins our other esteemed partners, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Alumni Relations and Career Services and AIGA Boston. Our first event with our new partner roster will be The […]

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