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Strangehollow & Faeries of the Faultlines

We’ve always supported amazing illustrators and artists by buying their products and books if we can, but we know from personal experience (Mail Me Art, Showcase 100, Saltopus) what a huge financial burden it is to produce anything more than a couple of dozen copies of a product. Even then, if you were to sell every copy of your “short run” (which will normally be POD if you’re lacking funds) you’ll still be out of pocket unless you are printing and selling several thousand copies when you take all the costs into account.

Strangehollow

Emily Hare and Iris Compiet, two artists we love and admire are in this boat at the moment! Emily currently has an awesome Kickstarter campaign on the go (ends May 11th) and Iris has one starting in June. Kickstarter is an excellent way to support the artists you love and get something in return. Seeing artists like Emily Hare have the funds upfront (20k and counting) to be able to produce her Strangehollow book is fantastic! I know Kickstarter doesn’t work for everyone, but being able to secure your customers before investing several thousand into production is a godsend for illustrators who create beautiful work, but don’t otherwise have the funds or assurances to bring it to the masses. Illustrators don’t want your charity, what they want to do is create and share their work by getting their products to market to support themselves, like any other business.

Faeries of the Faultlines

If you enjoy an artist’s work and they’re running a Kickstarter campaign or selling products, support them by making a purchase or pledge. Doing this allows them to do what they do and continue to create new and wonderful illustrations for your enjoyment.

Make a pledge to Emily Hare’s Strangehollow
bit.ly/Strangehollow

Follow Iris Compiet’s Faeries of the Faultlines
facebook.com/events/215281305637808
facebook.com/faeriesofthefaultlines/

Call for Papers: ICON10 Education Symposium

The ICON10 Education Symposium seeks to explore ways in which educators can effectively address the myriad changes in the methods of teaching, creating and delivering illustration now and in the coming decades. The digital realm has altered not only means of production but distribution channels. Teachers of illustration must address the needs of establishing a fundamental foundation as well as cultivating a nimble, fearless curiosity for themselves and in their students. How? Discuss. – Marty Blake

Symposium Date: July 11–12, 2018
Venue: Detroit at (or nearby) the Book Cadillac Westin Hotel
Date for Abstract Submissions: July 15, 2017

View the full submission details…
Paradigm Paradox: Teaching in the Future

Sue Todd: Spotlight Interview via HAI

We’ve not done an LCS interview for a long time. Our last one was actually with Paul Shipper in 2015. We do have several incomplete interviews that seem to be gathering dust, but we’ve always had a zero pressure policy on completing them. When we get round to it, we will pick up the torch and start interviewing our favourite illustrators and creatives again. In the meantime, we have a lovely batch of short spotlight interviews with some wonderful illustrators over on Hire an Illustrator. The most recent one was with the talented Sue Todd and there are plenty more to check out. What’s your favourite sandwich filling? LOL.

Read the interview: hireanillustrator.com/i/…sue-todd/

3×3 International Illustration Awards Show No.14

Friend of the LCS, art director Charles Hively, has asked us to share 3×3’s latest “call for” with you and we’re happy to oblige. Over the years, Charles has been a strong supporter of the LCS and illustration in general and it’s the least we can do.

Call for Entries! This year’s juried show is now accepting entries. Open to all illustrators at all levels in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced or published during the calendar year 2016.

Deadline: March 24, 2017. Final deadline is March 31st — no entries will be accepted after midnight New York time. We will add a $10 late fee to each entry (single or series).

Call for Entries PDF: 3x3mag.com…
Show Chair: Rod Hunt, Professional Illustrator

Matt Dixon’s Transmissions 3

Robots are awesome and they always have been! There are only a few days left to nab yourself a copy of Matt Dixon’s robot art book, Transmissions 3 via Kickstarter. So there’s no time to dawdle, visit kck.st/2kQtlLC and make a pledge.

Matt’s robot illustrations really are amazing and so much fun. He’s already met his target, so it’s just a case of pledging now and waiting for the book to be printed up and delivered.

Kickstarter: kck.st/2kQtlLC
Portfolio: mattdixon.co.uk