Saturday, August 27, 2011

State of the Union: Post Four

1. List ten illustrators whose work you admire, or whose career you would like to emulate. Provide images.

This list is in no particular order of importance.

Robert Williams

The man who made juxapose (though he is an ass). I still really admire his counter reaction to abstract expressionism in the world, and the role he played in the beginning of the formation of pop surrealism.

Glenn Barr

This guy (also associated with the lowbrow movement) includes more pop references in his paintings, which is what I dig. I love the humanization of cartoons that I watched growing up.

Seamus Huffernan

Based out of Portland, freelance illustrator. He has work  published in The Portland Nobodies Comics Anthology, Postcards; True Stories that Never Happened, and The Portland Fun Book.

Kurt Hollomon

Kurt Hollomon's website sucks. But he is an illustrator based out of portland who also teaches drawing and illustration at Pacific Northwest. He has illustrated three books under the Chronical Books publication (On foot, In Gear, and The Adventure Journal.

Cathy Johnson

She is a bit of a kitchy old lady, but she is a self taught illustrator who is simply published in magazines she likes. Examples include Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, and publications in Watercolor Artist magazine.

Adrian Tomine

This guy has a master of color that I can only dream of. And the simplified kind of comic inspired way he depicts his figures. I love it. Clients include the New Yorker, and he has experienced great success with his Optic Nerve series.

France Belleville

She is a 7th grade French teacher who, as far as I can tell doesn't have much of a list of clients. She has been published in An Illustrative Life.

Marissa Czerniejewski
 (I can't find an image to steal of hers on the internet)
Small time illustrator, who has appeared in a couple of zines I have picked up but also been published in Coffee Planet, Willamette Weekly, and Orlo

Enrique Flores

Freelance Illustrator based out of Madrid. Has published many books but his website is misleading, but also appears in publications such has An Illustrative Life

Laura Lanie

Fashion illustrator and professor at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Clients include Vogue, The New York Times, and Tommy Hilfiger

Annabelle Verhoye

Graduate of the School of Visual Arts, her clients include Playboy, Print magazine, Vital magazine, Wine Label Designs.

2. Find at least ten magazines that you think you could work for. Consider both the content of the magazine and the type of illustration, if any, that they use. Record the names of the art director and any assistant art director listed, and their contact information.

Orlo/ Bear Deluxe
exploring environmental issues through creative arts.....yeah

Kristin Rogers Brown
Art Director

Crap Hound
Sean Tejaratchi
I can't find a functioning website, which leads me to believe it may not be in production even though the book I have next to me assures that it is still around. His zine has been described as "a picture book for discussion and activity" Also dudes based out of Portland.
Mystery Date
Lynn Peril
She loves all the same bad advertisement of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. woohoo feminist undertones!

The Revolution starts at home
Jai Dulani 

3. If you were starting your own magazine and your livelihood depended on it selling well and your sanity depended on it be something you wanted to spend all your time on, what would it be? What sorts of writers and artists would you hire? What subject matter would it deal with? How would you want it to look?

If my livelihood and sanity depended on it, I would want to publish a magazine about contemporary sci fys. Episode reviews, interviews with the writers, and an online resource affliated with the magazine for readers to use as an open forum to lead discussions.

I would try to presuade possible retired and contemporary sci fy writers and artist onto my team.

I wouldn't want my magazine to be too sci fy. I have to admit I hate the metalic aesthetics of most sci fy comics and illustrations. Maybe something that embraced elements of art neuvo elements alongside the cold dark depicted final frontier 

4. List ten non-magazine clients that you would like to you would like to work with. Why are these dream clients? Find and record their contact information
DIY zine spring board

Beehive Design Collective
I volunteered with them over the summer, but I would love to help them in the creation process of one of their long-term posters.

AK Press
674-A 23rd Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 208-1700   

AORTA Collective
based out of philly, need some help with zine production.

Roosevelt - ACT High School
I really want to be a teacher, so I feel like this could fit the category. This is a school that focuses on demonstrating higher level thinking through the means of creative expression

Wilson High School
Broad range of developmental fine arts.

No Media Kings
combination of sci fy and pop culture. Yeah it would be fun to be published by that guy.

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