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Illustrator Profile - Cristina Spano: "I always focus on the message I need to communicate"

By Robert Newman   Thursday October 12, 2017

Cristina Spano is an editorial and book illustrator based in Barcelona. Like many of the illustrators in the Profiles series, she has a background as a graphic designer. Her illustrations are bold, crisp, and colorful, very modern stylistically but with an old-school flavor.   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Jade Schulz: "Wrestling with identity and belonging is part of my identity"

By Robert Newman   Thursday September 28, 2017

Jade Schulz is a Maryland-based illustrator. She uses a variety of materials, both digital and traditional, to create her engaging, dynamic, graphic work. Schulz's very cool Video Vixen Alphabet Series, "inspired by the girl dancers in rap videos," gathered her some extensive blog and social media attention.   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Arlen Schumer: "Everything I needed to know I learned from comic books"

By Robert Newman   Thursday September 14, 2017

Arlen Schumer is a Westport, Connecticut-based illustrator, writer, graphic designer and lecturer. Schumer specializes in bold, graphic comic book-style art that has appeared in numerous publications, in advertising, and in a wide array of commercial and promotional materials. Schumer is a passionate champion of comic art; in addition to creating a definitive book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, he gives an ongoing ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Michael Hirshon: "A lot of work starts in my sketchbook"

By Robert Newman   Thursday August 31, 2017

Michael Hirshon is a Madison, Wisconsin-based illustrator. Although he creates his illustrations with a Wacom tablet and scanned-in backgrounds, his drawing has a hand-done, mid-century feel. It's smart and well-crafted, with a great sense of visual storytelling. In addition to working for a wide array of magazines and newspapers, Hirshon has been creating illustrations for a variety of brands, including popcorn and dog ...   Read the full Story >>

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