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Ask Me Anything


Marcos Chin

How soon is it to ask art directors to give me work after we’ve met? Don’t expect to get work on your first meeting and don’t ask them either. Developing a working relationship with art directors happens over time, like any relationship it’s about cultivating trust between two people. An example I like to use is from a lecture by SooJin Buzelli SVP, Creative Director at Strategic Insight. Using an industry party where illustrators and…

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Charles Santore


Arnie Fenner

September 16, 2019 - Another great illustrator passed away the same week that Mark English left us: Charles Santore [1935-2019]. Upon his graduation from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Charles was drafted and served in the U.S. Army; when discharged he returned to his Philly where he began his career as a commercial artist. He quickly established himself with advertising agency work and eventually began painting book covers and editorial illustrations for various magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post. Among his high-profile magazine covers, he created more than 40 covers for TV Guide, which featured his portraits of celebrities. When The Running Press approached him to illustrate a new edition of The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Cherished Stories Charles embraced the role of children’s book illustrator and never returned to advertising. “An advertisement runs in a magazine today,” he told Communication…

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