Part of my job is to constantly dig through online profiles of illustrators, agency galleries, and student showcases, to look for fresh talent. It’s a time-consuming part of the job, but contacting a young artist out of the blue about a possible book project, and hearing his or her reaction is easily one of the most rewarding aspects.
On one of the walls of my office is a collection of various artists I admire, many whom I’ve worked with, and many more that I dream to collaborate with in the future. It’s the “Wall of Art.” I try to add something new each week. I figure, I’ll also post it here, as a virtual WOA.
* If you have any submissions for WOA, feel free to send them to the question line (in my “about” section). A link would be much kinder than a 5MG file.