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The Gashlycrumb Tinies


Dan dos Santos

The New Yorker recently did a write up on Artist and Author, Edward Gorey.  As I was reading the article I thought back to the first time someone introduced me to Edward Gorey's work, and it occurred to me that many readers may not be familiar with this illustration icon, partly due to his age. Aptly named, Gorey's work tends toward the macabre, and few…

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Creating a Targeted Illustration Sample


Muddy Colors

December 11, 2018 - -GUEST POST BY WYLIE BECKERT This piece was motivated by a recent Q&A question that I felt needed to be illustrated with a real-world example: Getting client work can be broken down into doing two things: 1) Making not only GOOD work but also the RIGHT work, and 2) Putting it in front of people who can pay you for it. Honestly, the second step shouldn't worry you too much. It's as easy as sending a postcard, going to a convention, or hunting down the right email address. None of these things will do you the slightest good if you haven't dealt with Step 1 — and 99% of aspiring artists haven't (which is why they're still aspiring). I'm not saying this to denigrate anyone's work - your art can be quite proficient, and still…

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