Michael Callahan from Vanity Fair Magazine did a wonderful write-up and interview with Illustrator, Robert McGinnis.
I actually quite like interviews like this, when the target audience isn’t overly familiar with the Subject. There’s no mention of mediums, or pencils, or anything remotely technical here. Which is nice. Instead, it paints a wonderful picture of what the Artist does, and how the general public gets to enjoy it.
Read the full article and view a slideshow here:
Known for his colorful paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan's work spans a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics.
Dan has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2007 Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist, the Chesley Award winner for Best Paperback Cover of 2007, and Gold and Silver Medals from Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list numerous times.
Aside from freelance illustration, Dan also enjoys teaching. He has lectured all over the country at various workshops, and is the founder of Muddy Colors. He currently resides in Greensboro, NC where he lives with his Wife and two sons.
When you think of the people who are 'household names' I'd much rather be in McGinnis' company.
Quite an interesting article. I have to admit I myself learned to recognize his art way before I could recognize his name. I wonder why that is?