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A Painting of Food


Steven Belledin

I'm fond of pointing out that freelance illustration has provided me with many assignments that I'd never give to myself. Indeed this Food Token painting I did for Magic: the Gathering falls into that category. For context, the assignment was to paint a medieval feast inspired by those done by classic Flemish painters. Central to the feast would be a large meat pie. The pie would perhaps be glowing from the inside or maybe have…

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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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