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The Future is Now / Are you a Little Chimp?

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Now that the LCS is free from being a news syndication site we’ll be having a small website redesign to refocus our public image and to give a better indication of our future direction. We’re still very much about art and illustration, but we’re going to be more focused on the projects and events we run, and the community we’re all part of.

We want to reach out the all the illustrators who feel they’re part of the Little Chimp Society and ask them what they want from us. Do you want more events, do you want products, do you want more articles about the industry? Can you contribute or offer your services?

If you have any thoughts on the LCS or just want to say hello, email Darren at theape@thelittlechimpsociety.com.

Image by David M. Buisán for Rocket Magazine from 2010. Check out more of his work at buisanart.com.

The Little Chimp says “No More”

Thank you to everyone who’s submitted news to the LCS over the years, but we’re reclaiming the site and community, and no longer accepting public submissions. There’s no need to worry, we’re not going anywhere. It’s just the LCS has changed and it’s about time our website caught up with us. Onwards and upwards!

SALE!!! Showcase 100 prints now 1/2 price!

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This is your last chance to pick up one of the Showcase 100 prints! Come Monday, all of the prints will be removed from the shop and for this weekend only all of the prints are half price. We only have one copy of each print and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

The prints are super high quality and were part of the London exhibition earlier in the year. There are loads to choose from, created by the most awesome bunch of artists and illustrators you can imagine.

Shown is the work of Michael Hacker, Mark Hammermeister, Kim Herbst, John Joven, Mike Nash, Marc Scheff and Primary Hughes. Visit the Showcase 100 print shop to check out the rest of the fantastic artwork.

…or Something Like That Kickstarter Project

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…or Something Like That is an amazing collaboration between Portland artists Marc Girouard and Travis Abels. They have combined the personal stories, memories, and life changing moments of ten people to create immersive multimedia experiences combining sound, music, words, and images.

Their plan is big, beginning with a show at A.I.R. Gallery in Portland, OR this September 19th, the release of a vinyl record with accompanying artwork, and a website where the project will live and continue to grow.

This Kickstarter project will help fund the sound mastering and pressing of records, printing of art, headset rental, studio fees, and many more expenses of this ambitious project. But you can be a part of it! Watch the video, follow the link, and check out the rewards.

External Link: …or Something Like That Kickstarter Project

History Inspires: Captured by Indians

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The multimedia show will feature Pittsburgh-based artists and their works, which have been inspired by 18th century Western Pennsylvania history. This year’s theme focuses on Indian captivity to complement the museum’s new exhibition, Captured by Indians.

Artists featured include:

Jaime Cooper
Michael Burke
Maura Doern Danko
Bonnie Gloris
Susie Humphrey
Zack Lee
Nate McDonough
David Montano
Juliet Phillips
Mark Toneff
Jason Woolslayer

Image credit: Bonnie Gloris

External Link: History Inspires: Captured by Indians at Fort Pitt Museum

Sue Todd’s 3×3 Merit Award

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The Picture Book Show of the next 3×3 Directory of Illustration includes a merit award to Sue Todd Illustration for four illustrations from the play, Steam! Taming the River Monster. Steam!, published by Red Chair Press, is a work of historical fiction dramatising the first voyage of Robert Fulton’s steamboat, The Clermont.

External Link: Sue Todd’s 3×3 Merit Award

A Drawing-a-Day: An Adventure in Illustration!

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Artist and illustrator Peter Clayton has been for the past few months embarking on an adventure in illustration with a drawing-a-day project.

Next week will mark the ventures centenary and with what started off as a side-project has since become a little daily obsession. With no real brief or theme the pieces have become a creative stage with which Peter can vent ideas, opinions and personality and also conjure up loveable and playful characters.

External Link: A Drawing-a-Day: An Adventure in Illustration!