Engaging essays on a wide-variety of illustration-based subjects by knowledgable authors, scholars, artists, and students can be explored here.
Jesse M. Kowalski | January 19, 2017 - A history of the world's longest animation partnership, which led the move of animated shorts from film to television and created Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Peter Murphey | July 7, 2016 - An examination of the animated and manga versions of "Akira" by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Wayne Fields, Professor of English, American Literature, and American Cultural Studies | February 10, 2016 - In post-war America, illustrator Al Parker creates a modern image of women on the covers of national magazines.
Heather Campbell Coyle | September 18, 2015 - Inspired by John Sloan's "The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle," Heather Campbell Coyle explores the visual history of Sherlock Holmes.
James Gurney | September 16, 2015 - Pyle regarded the picture as a stage, and figures as actors in a drama.
Frederick Schneider | July 25, 2015 - The posters created in Poland from the 1950s through the 1980s represent a body of work critically important to the histories of visual communication, graphic design and illustration.
Frederick Schneider | June 29, 2015 - Narrative realism is an approach to illustration that engages viewers with the content of a story through composition, value, color, body language, facial expression and the realistic portrayal of actions, events and character interaction.
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett | April 13, 2015 - This essay explores illustrator Howard Pyle's influence on Norman Rockwell and offers consideration of their comparative works.
| January 10, 2015 - Aubrey Beardsley writes about the relative value of commercial art vs. fine art.