Ken Graning Interview

It is my pleasure to present the autobiography and artwork of illustrator, Ken Graning. Ken Graning's impressive career as an illustrator spans an astonishing forty six years.

When It Comes To Logos These Companies Don't Play Around

The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. In March, Forbes reported that Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corporation, is "one of the richest people on the planet".

Ed Fella Interview

Ed Fella is one of the most prominent graphic designers of our time, and as you can imagine, a conversation with Ed Fella is both inspiring and enlightening

The Amazing Illustrations and Sketches of J.R. Mounger

Artist and designer J.R. Mounger has a passion for illustration and you sure can tell by the artwork he creates.

An Interview with Art Licensing Consultant, Maria Brophy

I first learned of Maria's work last year, when I featured the artwork of surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy, here on Illustration Pages - I've been a loyal fan and avid follower of both ever since.

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Andy Smith Book Jacket Illustrations for Brady Udall Novels

Andy Smith Book Jacket Illustrations for Brady Udall Novels

Andy Smith illustrated two new book jackets for the Brady Udall novels, The Lonely Polygamist and The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint published in the UK by Vintage. To see some more book jackets from Andy Smith have a look at his flickr page.

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FUZE - A Catalyst for Socially Conscious and Innovative Art

Call to Artists!

FUZE is accepting artist submissions for the upcoming season. FUZE is seeking artists with socially engaged work, who aim to foster dialogue and reflection and suggest innovative methods for social or political transformation.

Artist’s work will be reviewed for inclusion in salons featuring one to two artists’ work, where participants engage and contribute to artists and their future projects both monetarily and interactively. FUZE tailors events to fit the parameters of the artists’ particular goals, in order to foster engaging and meaningful artwork and turn good ideas into realities.

Submissions should include work samples, as well as anything that would help us to further understand you and your work, including personal statements, weblinks, project statements, or descriptions of intended projects.

Submissions are due July 31 by 11:59 PM EST

Visit FUZE website at www.fuzenyc.org

Contact FUZE at submissions@fuzenyc.org with your work.

Reach FUZE with any questions or contributions at info@fuzenyc.org


FUZE - A Catalyst for Socially Conscious and Innovative Art


About FUZE

FUZE is devoted to supporting artists, thinkers, and activists. We believe art has the power to inspire and challenge us, foster productive dialogue and reflection, and suggest innovative methods for social and political transformation. FUZE serves as a catalyst for socially conscious and creative people in pursuit of informed and innovative dialogue.

At FUZE we wish to discover and develop partnerships with people, projects, and organizations that share our mission. Through exhibitions, film screenings, round-table discussions and artist talks, we connect artists with donors, mentors, and thought-partners, and nurture an atmosphere devoted to knowledge and inspiration. We serve as a platform for artists, giving people the opportunity to learn more about the work of people engaged in meaningful and groundbreaking endeavors. Through our investment in these partnerships, and the connection of collaborators through intimate events attempting to inspire and foster deep and valuable connections, FUZE aims to turn good ideas into reality.

With this in mind, FUZE is a work in progress, always adapting to meet the needs of new projects as we work to create something momentous and exciting.

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Illustrator and Painter Miss Led - Falling Angels


Award winning live painter and illustrator, Joanna Henly, a.k.a. Miss Led is taking on the art world like an F5 tornado. The only woman who has ever won the internationally renowned urban street art competition ‘Secret Wars’, her art is so good you can practically taste it. Provocative, sultry, seductive linework and color that has graced the faces of canvases, walls, and even sneakers and cars. Miss Led's artwork is like a stinging smack on the ass that is so painfully good you find yourself wanting more. But why take someone else's word for it? Something like that you should experience yourself - shouldn't you?


London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

London based, award winning illustrator, painter, muralist and performer with distinctive and diverse styles, Miss Led work ranges from canvas to cars.

Freda for Activist Post (Peace Prize)

Anthony Freda illustration, NoBull Peace Prize for the website, Activist Post

Anthony Freda's illustration, “NoBull Peace Prize,” accompanies the article, US Recognizes Al-Qaeda War Criminals As Libya's Official Government, on the controversial website, Activist Post. Discover more of Anthony's illustrations...

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New Work From Illustrator Fred Noland

Fred Noland editorial illustrations. Editorial illustration portfolio from an outstanding illustrator

Fred Noland editorial illustrations. Editorial illustration portfolio from an outstanding illustrator

New editorial illustrations have been added to the Fred Noland Blog. In his new work Fred has been playing with some new techniques and styles inspired by several Spanish illustrators he recently discovered. Discover more of Fred Noland's illustrations on his blog...

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"Best in Book" Creative Review Illustration Annual 2011

Creative Review Illustration Annual 2011, the best in visual communication.

Illustrator Daniel Mackie recently won "Best in Book" in the Creative Review Illustration Annual 2011. Judge Kuchar Swara says," I was really impressed with the level of Detail and attention to the figure and it's distortions of scale..." All Daniel's illustrations are hand drawn and painted on 300gsm saunders watercolour paper. View more of Daniel's work...

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Aaron Blecha's Planet of the Living Dead Poster

Aaron Blecha's Planet of the Living Dead

If you're into zombies and creatures of the night (And who isn't?) you'll love this new poster Aaron Blecha created for the folks at Pocket God. Check it out at Aaron's blog, Monstersquid…

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Illustrator Julie Fortenberry's New Children's Book - Pirate Boy

Illustrator Julie Fortenberry's New Children's Book, Pirate Boy

After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Luckily, his mother reassures him that she would find him, even if she had to ride on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of magical pirate shrinking  spray to do it. Purchase Pirate Boy online...

Julie Fortenberry is an abstract painter and a children’s book illustrator. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College. Her illustrations have appeared in Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast and Pippa at the Parade.

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Not-So-Nostalgic: Bruce McCall's "The Last Dream-O-Rama"

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

It's hard for most of us not to recall the cars of postwar America with great fondness. But not for the author and illustrator, Bruce McCall, who saw through the clunky, neglected engineering and corresponding culture of gee-whiz enthusiasm—behind all those gleaming, two-tone, two-ton behemoths of the Eisenhauer era. Bruce was there at the time. He lived it. He illustrated the cars of Ford's Canadian division in Toronto. And he hated every moment of it.

The '56 Ford Meteor, the Canadian equivalent to the Fairlane, is absolutely beautiful, by the way. It's like a road sculpture. Bruce would likely burst your bubble and tell you something pessimistic about it, but just wow!

Enter Bruce's revenge: The Last Dream-O-Rama (2001), a tongue-in-cheek recollection of the gaudy, glittering monsters the Big Three forgot to build—like the '55 Bar-B-King Royal Patio Leisureliner, the car with a complete backyard barbecue, or the '59 Fin-Landia Choiceflow Fundeck, whose slotted rear deck leaves you, the proud owner, the freedom to insert a tail fin combination of your choice. Now that's freedom!

All these impossible cruisers, the author would argue, are the daffy, chromed-out expressions of an obnoxious Atomic Age: naïve, kitschy, wasteful, superficial, and even McCarthyan.

But I just think they're pretty—nuts—but pretty. And there's even a part of me—with a crew cut and skinny tie, I guess—that wouldn't mind seeing Bruce's creations built. As jokingly impractical as they are.

The time and culture behind these cars may be the object of Bruce's derision, but ironically, the beauty of his work still initiates our inner Goldwater—that dusty, latent part of us that can't help but shimmer for Rockwell, malt shops, or Wolfman Jack.

But enough thinking. Just laugh at Bruce's cars already!

Bruce McCall is a Canadian author and illustrator, best known for his frequent contributions to The New Yorker.

Bruce McCall is a Canadian author and illustrator, best known for his frequent contributions to The New Yorker.

Bruce McCall is a Canadian author and illustrator, best known for his frequent contributions to The New Yorker.

Bruce McCall is a Canadian author and illustrator, best known for his frequent contributions to The New Yorker.

Bruce McCall is a Canadian author and illustrator, best known for his frequent contributions to The New Yorker.

Artist Katy Betz - Guardians of the Heart

Katy Betz is one of the many artists that has been featured here on IP. In April of this year she had her Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton. Part of Katy's show was an epic fairytale titled, Guardians of the Heart, a conceptual fantasy series about spiritual transformation and spiritual warfare, expressed through oil paintings. Below are some of the beautiful oil paintings that were exhibited in the show.

To see the entire collection visit the "Photo" section of Katy Betz Facebook Page.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

Artist Katy Betz Master of Fine Arts show at the West Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Guardians of the Heart.

More Heroes of Blues, Jazz and Country from R. Crumb

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

As promised, here are some more of R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country. San Francisco - based poster designer, Victor Moscoso, a friend and fellow traveler, touched on the magic intrinsic to Crumb's style. His account of seeing the artist's work for the first time says it all: "I couldn't tell if it was an old man drawing young, or a young man drawing old."

Now that's Crumb!

Robert Dennis Crumb known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.

Robert Dennis Crumb known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.

Robert Dennis Crumb known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.

Robert Dennis Crumb known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.

Robert Dennis Crumb known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.

Children's Book "Lellie the Different Elephant" Hits The Shelves

 Purchase Lellie the Different Elephant on amazon.com. A children's book written by Lois Ann Garza and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Artist Juana Martinez-Neal illustrated the children's book, Lellie the Different Elephant. This wonderful picture book has been released this summer and is now available to purchase at your local bookstore - or purchase your copy online…

 Purchase Lellie the Different Elephant on amazon.com. A children's book written by Lois Ann Garza and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

About Lellie the Different Elephant - This 32 page, brilliantly colorful, picture book written by Lois Ann Garza, is about Lellie - the teenie, weenie, and tiniest elephant EVER. Lellie lives in the village called TNEREFFID (ti-ner-i-fid) - with other, very large elephants. And there is something else different about Lellie! Follow her as she learns a valuable lesson from a friendly (and wise) bee named Buzz.

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What to Draw - Skulls, Hot Rods, Girls, Mexican Wrestlers, Robots or Monsters?

New art from the studio of artist J.R. Mounger, genuine pencil pusher

More recent, outstanding creations coming out of the studio of J.R. Mounger. It's always a thrill to see what J.R. is up to. This man has natural artistic abilities for sure. Enjoy these beauties.

New art from the studio of artist J.R. Mounger, genuine pencil pusher

New art from the studio of artist J.R. Mounger, genuine pencil pusher

New art from the studio of artist J.R. Mounger, genuine pencil pusher

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