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Interview with Leslie M. Ward

When artist and designer Leslie M. Ward closes her eyes, she sees a world infused with broad strokes of vibrant color. As a result, Ward’s deeply emotive, abstract ink and watercolor paintings are experimental and elemental in approach. While working, she allows intense colored inks to flower and spread organically across the working surface,...

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Tips on Self-Promotion From Max Scratchmann

*Excerpt written by Cindy Laufenberg from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Award-winning illustrator Max Scratchmann, who lives on the remote Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland, is living proof that you can be a successful artist no matter where you live. By using e-mail and the Internet, he’s able to promote his...

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Drawing Funny Pictures for a Living

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Canadian cartoonist/illustrator Sean Parkes recently contacted us to let us know Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market helped jump-start his freelance career. Parkes, who has been freelancing for five years (three of them full time), started out drawing a comic strip and doing spot illustrations for...

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Diary of a Career Launch: Year II

*Editor’s note: In 2000 we followed artist Steven Verriest through the first year of his aggressive career launch. We’re happy to say his career is progressing, but perhaps in a different direction than he had anticipated. Read on to find out how he’s doing in his second year as written by Steven Verriest in...

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A Little Artistic License

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market. Julia Cairns had been painting landscapes for a number of years in Botswana, Africa when her husband was hired to teach at the University of California at Davic. Because the landscape in California wasn’t as inspiring as that of Africa, her work changed. She found...

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Follow Your Dreams – Literally

*An excerpt for 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Illustrator Theresa Smythe was offered – and followed – career advice from her own subconscious. Smythe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in film/video and worked in animation (including Warner Bros. Quest for Camelot). She tried watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pen & ink, and...

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Cartoonists: Don’t be Afraid to Break the Rules

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and written by Doug Hubbuch. Aspiring cartoonists should follow the familiar advice handed down to writers through the ages: write about what you know. Right? Wrong, says Lee Salem, executive vice president and editor of Universal Press Syndicate. “I don’t buy into the old saw of...

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Art Success in the Music Industry

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. There are several different routes to success in record label design, according to Stefan Sagmeister of New York City-based Sagmeister, Inc. “You can try to get a job in a record label’s in-house design department, work for a design firm that has music...

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The Creative Frontier of Kids’ Cartoons

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. When Kat Fair, head of recruitment at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, reviews the 60 or so portfolios she receives each week, she looks for unusual work, a variety of styles and original ideas. “We don’t have a house style here at Nickelodeon,” says Fair,...

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Illustrator Thom Glick’s Success Story

The Art of Business, Success Stories: Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps for Freelancers by Donya Dickerson Check out this interview to discover how illustrator Thom Glick entered into the world of business and launched a career with the use of his artistic talents. Thom Glick Artist Thom Glick’s first success as a magazine...