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    V33 – Pas de Deux

    Pas de Deux – The Dance of Illustrator and Writer In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 Sarah McIntyre looks behind the creative curtain to discover the nuts and bolts of a successful children’s book collaboration between writer and illustrator. The recently released Tamsin and the Deep by Neill Cameron and Kate Brown is part […]

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    The ten things I learned from ICON 9

     What ten things did illustrator and educator, Nanette Hoogslag learn at ICON 9 this July? This year, held in Austin Texas, ICON9 brought together more than 700 illustrators, designers, educators, representatives and art buyers who came to see, hear, discuss and explore ‘The Future of Illustration’. Already taking place nine times in a row, ICON […]

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    V33 – Girls’ World

    Girls’ World: The ‘Fabulous Year 24 Group’ and the shōjo manga revolution In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 Zoe Taylor tells the extraordinary story of a group of pioneering young Japanese women who reshaped the comics industry and the wider culture, challenged inherited ideas of gender and revolutionised visual storytelling. Taylor […]

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    V33 – Come Together

      Collaboration, like God, is in the detail. Anna+Elena=Balbusso, Marco Lawrence, Chie Chihiro and Giulia Garbin have created collaborative work across illustration, print-making, limited run books and ceramics. In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 they share their thoughts and experiences on collaboration with Derek Brazell.   CHIE CHIHIRO are sisters working […]

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    LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 2

        With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived as the outrages of politicians and governments. […]

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    LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 1

        Immigration, gun control and social justice issues. With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived […]

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    The New Wave Old Wave pt. 2

    Varoom concludes its interview feature on influential illustrators still producing important work. Published originally in Issue 11, we asked another three legendary illustrators how they maintain the creative fire, and which of their many works they consider important to them. We discuss which illustrators of a more recent generation they keep an eye on, and what they’ve been up to recently. Continuation […]

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    Varoom 33 – Collaborators

    Varoom 33 – the Collaborators issue illustration, culture, society Spring 2016 Cover image by University of Brighton BA Graphic Design and Illustration Class of 2016 Purchase here   The unexpected encounter, the discontinuity of everyday life, the stuff that interrupts our normal behaviours. We often understand collaboration as the sum of two talents, but it’s really […]

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    The New Wave Old Wave pt. 1

    In an era obsessed with the Next Big Thing, the Flavour of the Month or whatever happens to be this week’s New Black, Varoom thought our readers would appreciate a longer-term view of the world of illustration. Though the illustrators in this two-part article originally published in Varoom 11 would blush at being described as ‘legendary’, having produced canonical […]

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Varoom 33 – Collaborators

Varoom 33 – the Collaborators issue illustration, culture, society Spring 2016 Cover image by University of Brighton BA Graphic Design and Illustration Class of 2016 Purchase here   The unexpected encounter, the discontinuity of everyday life, the stuff that interrupts our normal behaviours. We often understand collaboration as the sum of two talents, but it’s really […]

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V33 – Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux – The Dance of Illustrator and Writer In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 Sarah McIntyre looks behind the creative curtain to discover the nuts and bolts of a successful children’s book collaboration between writer and illustrator. The recently released Tamsin and the Deep by Neill Cameron and Kate Brown is part […]

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The ten things I learned from ICON 9

 What ten things did illustrator and educator, Nanette Hoogslag learn at ICON 9 this July? This year, held in Austin Texas, ICON9 brought together more than 700 illustrators, designers, educators, representatives and art buyers who came to see, hear, discuss and explore ‘The Future of Illustration’. Already taking place nine times in a row, ICON […]

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V33 – Girls’ World

Girls’ World: The ‘Fabulous Year 24 Group’ and the shōjo manga revolution In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 Zoe Taylor tells the extraordinary story of a group of pioneering young Japanese women who reshaped the comics industry and the wider culture, challenged inherited ideas of gender and revolutionised visual storytelling. Taylor […]

Featured_ComeTogether_Giulia Garbin_

V33 – Come Together

  Collaboration, like God, is in the detail. Anna+Elena=Balbusso, Marco Lawrence, Chie Chihiro and Giulia Garbin have created collaborative work across illustration, print-making, limited run books and ceramics. In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 they share their thoughts and experiences on collaboration with Derek Brazell.   CHIE CHIHIRO are sisters working […]

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LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 2

    With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived as the outrages of politicians and governments. […]

feature1

LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 1

    Immigration, gun control and social justice issues. With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived […]

feature2

The New Wave Old Wave pt. 2

Varoom concludes its interview feature on influential illustrators still producing important work. Published originally in Issue 11, we asked another three legendary illustrators how they maintain the creative fire, and which of their many works they consider important to them. We discuss which illustrators of a more recent generation they keep an eye on, and what they’ve been up to recently. Continuation […]

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The New Wave Old Wave pt. 1

In an era obsessed with the Next Big Thing, the Flavour of the Month or whatever happens to be this week’s New Black, Varoom thought our readers would appreciate a longer-term view of the world of illustration. Though the illustrators in this two-part article originally published in Varoom 11 would blush at being described as ‘legendary’, having produced canonical […]