Charles Hively, publisher and designer extraordinaire behind 3×3 and Creative Quarterly Magazines, is a champion in our field and one of its greatest supporters. Lucky for us, he also happens to know an awful lot about effective marketing.
Our friends at Escape from Illustration Island recently spoke with Charles about his interesting artistic past and what illustrators need to do to be competitive in our current market. We suggest that you take a listen here.
Image by Guido Scarabottolo:
The gorgeous pastels created by artist Wendy Wray are rich and evocative, and we are excited that she has teamed up with The Altpick as an additional venue to show off her chops.
Please take a look at her portfolio, and let us know what you think!
The Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature, has announced it’s “Best Of” list for 2011, and Morgan Gaynin is excited to share that two of our artists, Susan Gal and Raul Colon, have both been acknowledged!
Susan’s furry friend in “Take Me for a Walk” has certainly been making the rounds, and we are so happy to see this punchy pooch being celebrated once again:
And Raul Colon’s striking work for the timely “Child of the Civil Rights Movement” has also been acknowledged:
Congratulations, Susan and Raul!
Morgan Gaynin has been proud to showcase our talent in “The Workbook,” one of our industry’s leading illustration sourcebooks, for several years now. An excellent guide to the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of illustration, we can always rest assured that our artists are being exposed to the top art buyers and designers.
So it is particularly exciting that our very own Beppe Giacobbe has been chosen as the “face” of the current directory! Be sure to check out the gorgeous cover, featuring this striking image:
Additionally, we were excited to notice that in the Workbook’s latest email blast, the feminine work of Mary Lynn Blasutta was highlighted as a ‘featured portfolio’. Many thanks to our pals at the Workbook for this awesome exposure!
Mary Lynn Blasutta Detail:
“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination” – Voltaire.
A very Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from all of us at MGI!
Judy Stead’s whimsical work can put a smile on your face, and who doesn’t want a little joy in the dead of winter? We thought it might be nice to share these two wonderful images that she’s recently completed, and a link to her charming blog.
Patti Mollica’s gorgeous paintings capture life’s hustle and bustle with ease, so it seems fitting that her blog, where she now posts a “hot off the easel” painting daily, would often be updated even before the artist’s paint has had time to dry.
You can click here to see the blog and subscribe to her lovely daily images.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the art of children’s book publishing, with over 1300 exhibitors and 4700 professional trade representatives gathering to seek out the very best in children’s content. This is an incredibly high-profile event, so one might imagine that we are particularly excited to announce that the charming work of our very own Judith Drews has been selected out of over 1,000 illustrators!
What an exciting and high-visibility platform….congratulations, Judith!