August 30, 2008

HOW - articles on freelancing

Arts Projects - Freelance issue

AOI The Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice

The Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice
Updated, expanded and redesigned with contemporary illustrations this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the law likely to affect illustrators. It contains recommended terms and conditions, advice on calculating fees, how to write a licence agreement and protect yourself against exploitative practices.

The handbook has been written by Simon Stern, AOI patron and a renowned expert on illustration and the law, and is the result of many years of research. It has been approved by intellectual property experts, law firm Finers Stephens Innocent. The Illustrator’s Guide to law and business practice replaces the now discontinued publication Rights – the illustrator’s guide to professional practice.

This new edition will be published in spring 2008

The Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice’
by Simon Stern, published by the Association of Illustrators, 2008
Retail price: £24.95

August 20, 2008

August 10, 2008

Keith Weesner and Steve Lambe

steve lambe

keith weesner

Kremos - Niso Ramponi

Niso Ramponi, known throughout Italy in the 1950's as Kremos, was an extraordinary artist.

Michelle Rhee

Michelle A. Rhee is the chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system, and the founder of The New Teacher Project.

The teachers' union in Washington, D.C., criticized Rhee in the spring of 2008 over the firings of several administrators and school principals, including her own children's principal at the Oyster-Adams Bilingual Elementary School.

Some alleged that the firing process was not transparent and fair. Others complained about Rhee's closing of several D.C. schools without her holding public hearings. Rhee and supporters have responded that personnel decisions are based on the judgment of the chancellor and that closures and restructuring are necessary to effect reforms.

wikipedia entry

August 3, 2008

Comic art community galley

Excellent comic art gallery

Two Japanese illustrators


Keiko Hirasawa

VR Morrison

VR MORRSION is an Australian Painter living in the South of France. Her highly realistic and lavish paintings draw inspiration from classical painting traditions and allegorical subject matter which is mediated through the artist’s interest in popular culture, history and high fashion.

Melbourne artist Peter Neilson

I attended the Melbourne art show this week and discovered the extraordinary work of local artist Peter Neilson. I was able to have brief chat with him as well. His process is interesting and inspiring. He paints directly onto the canvas without much preplanning, letting the composition form naturally. His brushwork and colours reminds me of illustrator Brad Holland and Glenn Barr.