Engaging essays on a wide-variety of illustration-based subjects by knowledgable authors, scholars, artists, and students can be explored here.
Remembering Uncle Andy
James Warhola | April 27, 2017 - Illustrator James Warhola comments on the exhibition "Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol," organized by Norman Rockwell Museum.
Artist in the Third Dimension
Chris Spollen | April 17, 2017 - Chris Spollen's inspirations on his artistic journey to create three dimensional art.
Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning
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.
The Life of a Still Image: Comics vs. Animation
Peter Murphey | July 7, 2016 - An examination of the animated and manga versions of Katsuhiro Otomo's "Akira."
Wayne Fields | February 10, 2016 - In post-war America, illustrator Al Parker creates a modern image of women on the covers of national magazines.
The Curious Case of the Stolen Composition
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.
Pyle as a Picture Maker
James Gurney | September 16, 2015 - Pyle regarded the picture as a stage, and figures as actors in a drama.
Narrative Realism and Pictorial Composition in the Work of Howard Pyle
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.
Chasing the Muse: Norman Rockwell and the Legacy of Howard Pyle
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett | April 13, 2015 - This essay explores illustrator Howard Pyle's influence on Norman Rockwell and offers consideration of their comparative works.