2019 is coming coming to a close and the holidays and all they entail are rapidly approaching. It seems like a good time to sit back, relax, and watch some videos of several illustration legends showing how they did what they did. James Gurney shared the rare films of Harvey Dunn and Dean Cornwell at work (and narrates the latter) on his YouTube Channel while the Norman Rockwell piece is an excerpt from the “American Masters” PBS series. Enjoy!
Cornwell, Rockwell, and Dunn
Monday, December 9th, 2019
Arnie Fenner has worn a number of hats in his career, sometimes several at once. He was a Senior Artist for Hallmark Cards for 19 years, and for the last 14 has been the Senior Art Director for Andrews McMeel Publishing (part of Universal Press Syndicate).While working in the corporate world, he has also (as time permitted) been a junior partner in the Jankus/Tiber advertising agency, served as art director for Mark Ziesing Books, been a small press publisher (of both books and magazines), and worked as a freelance illustrator and designer.Fenner has produced many CD and book covers over the years for titles by everyone from Stephen King to Harlan Ellison to Bob Dylan to R.E.M.; he's received medals from the Society of Illustrators, certificates from Communication Arts, and two World Fantasy Awards. He collaborates with his wife, Cathy Fenner, on a wide variety of art books (including retrospectives devoted to Frank Frazetta, Dave Stevens, and Robert McGinnis among others) and the annual SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.