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Unconventional Book Design with Jon Chad

Unconventional Book Design with Jon Chad

Why do books have to be opened right to left and read left to right, top to bottom? Sure, it’s how we’ve been trained to read, but since most of us conquered books some time ago, it’s good to try something challenging. I like to challenge my readers and myself […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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My Never, Ever List by Lisa Graves

My Never, Ever List by Lisa Graves

My own personal top five list of things you should NEVER EVER do as an illustrator. 5. Never, ever, ever agree to work for stuff like cigarettes. Newsflash- they’re really bad for you (who knew!?). Work for something more useful, like a set of All-clad LTD pots, an open tab […]

Looking Beyond the Service

Looking Beyond the Service

As creatives, the majority of the work we do isn’t tangible. It’s a service. But along with that often come tangible goodies our clients want to get their hands on to further their business: business cards, letterhead, brochures, booklets, promo items and anything else you can slap a logo or […]