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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 >>

Illustrator Profile - Jacob Thomas: "Aim at being known for smart work"

By Robert Newman   Thursday August 17, 2017

Jacob Thomas is a New York City-based illustrator and artist whose editorial work has appeared in numerous publications, as well as other venues including a mural in the Empire State Building. Thomas is also a prolific street artist; he says, "I'm making a lot of politically-driven work lately. I'm scared for our country." He creates his work in a variety of styles ...   Read the full Story >>

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