Contributed by Melissa Kojima
I feel like a kid in a candy shop when I open one of these illustration annuals. I want to taste everyone of the amazing pictures. The colors, the composition and clever communication of them make my mouth water. 3x3 is one of the best contemporary illustration magazines and I love their annuals. Issue Number 7 comes out in early December and you can order it online now. This year, they have 564 pages for you to drool over.
They also have an interview with Scott Bakal, who has been honored with educator and illustrator of the year. You'll learn, "...what Scott has to say about his career, his passion for the next generation of illustrators, his views on the current and future state of illustration and his professional accomplishments including his work with New York’s Society of Illustrators and their student scholarship program."
For only $30.00, you'll get a lot of inspiration. Maybe, it will be enough to get you through the holidays. Check it out at this link where you'll get to preview pages from the children's book show, the professional show and the student show.