Pete Ryan’s recent trip to New York (and awesome brunch with the blogmistress!) inspired him to create this amusing piece in honor of the coming spring. How exciting that, upon presenting it to the Village Voice, they decided to run it as today’s cover!
Josée Bisaillon is back again with her latest picturebook, and we are so excited to see her bright and engaging illustrations bringing life to this wonderful story about family – and more importantly, belonging.
“Eat, Leo! Eat!” is her latest collaboration with Kids Can Press, and we couldn’t be happier to share this wonderful new tale with you.
Illustration students and educators, take note! The Society of Illustrators has added yet another prestigious scholarship to honor talented, hard-working junior level students.
Many are already familiar with the Zankel scholarship, which awards $10,000 towards the winner’s senior year tuition. But we are very excited to share that there is now a second opportunity for students in the Will Eisner scholarship, which awards $5000.
Schooling is hard enough without having to worry about how to pay for it, and we tip our hats to the Society and its patrons for awarding and commending the next generation of illustrators in such an impactful way.
Teachers, think long and hard about who you know who might be applicable – your vote of confidence could make a profound change in a student’s life.
We have been admiring Jonathan Bartlett’s ever-evolving work for quite awhile now, and it has been truly enjoyable to follow his ascent as an illustrator. He has continuously impressed us with his juxtaposition of classical imagery and fresh symbols, and we’ve always appreciated his subtle surrealism that is grounded in nature. And don’t even get us started on that impeccable technique!
Valeria Petrone recently made her debut into the app world, and the results could not have been cuter:
Image by Valeria Petrone:
This wonderful project, created in collaboration with the burgeoning new studio ‘Elastico’, has already received a few wonderful hat tips from the likes of the Society of Illustrators, alongside others.
And today, we learned that “Good Night, Dadas” has received the honorable mention from this year’s Bologna Ragazzi Digital Awards!
You can take a look at this video around the 3:30 mark to hear the jurors’ comments, and don’t forget to check out this wonderful app!
When is the last time you brushed up on Copyright law? How in tune are you with your rights as a freelance illustrator?
It is prudent that all artists take a moment from time to time to brush up on their knowledge – especially before trouble hits!
The Graphic Artists Guild has a great list of tools on their website that we wanted to share with you, in addition to in their invaluable printed handbook. If it’s been awhile since you’ve last read up on the ins and outs of the legal side of the business, we strongly recommend that you take a look.
Carlo Giambarresi sent us this recent beauty for the German publication ‘Wirtschafwoche’. In it, he tackles the article’s central theme: that one shouldn’t settle for life insurance while investing in more lucrative and diverse ways.
“”Jam on the Vine” is a new American classic: a dynamic tale of triumph against the odds and the compelling story of one woman’s struggle for equality that belongs alongside “Jazz” by Tony Morrison and “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker.
Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from central-east Texas, first ignites her lifelong obsession with journalism when she steals a newspaper from her mother’s white employer. Living in the segregated quarter of Little Tunis, Ivoe immerses herself in printed matter as an escape from her dour surroundings. She earns a scholarship to the prestigious Willetson College in Austin, only to return overqualified to the menial labor offered by her hometown’s racially biased employers.
Ivoe eventually flees the Jim Crow South with her family and settles in Kansas City, where she and her former teacher and lover, Ona, found the first female-run African American newspaper, Jam on the Vine. In the throes of the Red Summer—the 1919 outbreak of lynchings and race riots across the Midwest—Ivoe risks her freedom and her life to call attention to the atrocities of racism as witness in the disproportionate incarceration of black men.”
“Jam on the Vine” has been receiving incredible support and reviews from major publications since its release last week, and Tonya is honored to have been selected to create the dignified and emotive painting for its cover. We simply couldn’t be more proud.
We would like to extend a huge and heartfelt congratulations to Tonya – and, of course, her delightful assistant, Zoe.
(Don’t let that sweet smile fool you: this one is a real task master!)
Ain’t no party like a Communication Arts party because a Communication Arts party don’t stop!
Today’s great news comes from both A. Richard Allen and Victo Ngai, who have also been selected by this terrific publication. We are simply delighted to have such an established presence in the upcoming issue!