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    Varoom 32 – Under Water

      Industry Insights: Interview with reportage illustrator Leah Fusco Article from print issue Varoom 32   By Derek Brazell Atmosphere plays a significant part in how we perceive and remember a place. The lay of the land is all around us: the rise and fall of the hills, roads, streams and ditches cutting through solid or […]

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    Make Your Mark – The New Urban Artists

      Street Art Contributing Editor for Varoom, Tristan Manco’s just published book celebrates ‘the new’ in the expanding repertoire of urban artists.   Making your mark is about developing your ‘voice’ as an artist, as well as the practical application in the process of creation; through drawing, painting and various craft methods. While this idea of […]

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    Quentin Blake – The House that Quentin built

      Quentin Blake is arguably Britain’s best-known and most loved illustrator, feted for his iconic work for children, from Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull to Mr Magnolia his current work surprisingly illuminates life at the other end of the age spectrum. Jo Davies visited his studio for Varoom in 2009 and discovered Blake also had a new […]

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    The New Social: Sarah McIntyre

    Career boosting, selling platform, discussion generating – social media for freelancer illustrators has much to offer. Derek Brazell was given expert insight from illustrators prominent on various social media platforms for The New issue of Varoom, asking questions on the pros and cons, benefits, interactions and audiences and contrasting takes on selfies. Sarah McIntyre writes and […]

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    Varoom 32 – The New Social extra

      Career boosting, selling platform, discussion generating – social media for freelancers has much to offer. Derek Brazell got expert insight from six illustrators prominent on various social media platforms for The New issue of Varoom, asking questions on the pros and cons, benefits, interactions and audiences, revealing the gains, the frustrations and contrasting takes on […]

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    ICON 9 The Illustration Conference

    July 6-9, 2016 Austin, Texas, USA Over four full days of conference ICON brings a programme of speakers and events reflecting the independent spirit of the Lone Star State. ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration, and Varoom is a media partner for the event. The venue […]

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    Adult Colouring Books – Evolution of an unexpected phenomenon

    By Vicky Stylianides Dominating bestseller lists, the colouring book phenomenon shows no sign of letting up. With such a high demand, many illustrators are creating their own colouring books. No matter what the subject is or who the illustrator may be, they all offer a distraction – an antidote for the effects of modern day […]

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    Varoom 32 – New Formats New Stories

    Article from Varoom 32: New Formats New Stories How do illustrators work with app developers to turn their wonderful print stories into credible digital experiences? Illustrator Ben Newman and Flying Eye Books new digital studio Minilabs reveal the do’s and don’ts in the transition to different formats.      Varoom: What is Minilab? Minilab Studio: […]

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    Varoom 32 – Teh Nw

    Article from Varoom 32 by Rachel Gannon and Darryl Clifton Illustration as a practice, as an idea, as a tool, is so powerful, charming and winsome, seeing it differently as an object or practice feels impossible. When the world is wrapped and framed by illustration, from children’s books to the engraving on gravestones, how can […]

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Varoom 32 – The New

Varoom 32 – The New Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2016 Cover image by Marshmallow Laser Feast Photograph by Luca Marziale Purchase here   Covering social media for illustrators, what the new canon (influences, directions) for illustration could be, virtual reality through the eyes of a dragonfly, a children’s book made of cards, a cat in […]

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Varoom 32 – Under Water

  Industry Insights: Interview with reportage illustrator Leah Fusco Article from print issue Varoom 32   By Derek Brazell Atmosphere plays a significant part in how we perceive and remember a place. The lay of the land is all around us: the rise and fall of the hills, roads, streams and ditches cutting through solid or […]

L'arena delle balle di Paglia 2013, Cotignola ITALY - PH Marco Miccoli_700

Make Your Mark – The New Urban Artists

  Street Art Contributing Editor for Varoom, Tristan Manco’s just published book celebrates ‘the new’ in the expanding repertoire of urban artists.   Making your mark is about developing your ‘voice’ as an artist, as well as the practical application in the process of creation; through drawing, painting and various craft methods. While this idea of […]

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Quentin Blake – The House that Quentin built

  Quentin Blake is arguably Britain’s best-known and most loved illustrator, feted for his iconic work for children, from Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull to Mr Magnolia his current work surprisingly illuminates life at the other end of the age spectrum. Jo Davies visited his studio for Varoom in 2009 and discovered Blake also had a new […]

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The New Social: Sarah McIntyre

Career boosting, selling platform, discussion generating – social media for freelancer illustrators has much to offer. Derek Brazell was given expert insight from illustrators prominent on various social media platforms for The New issue of Varoom, asking questions on the pros and cons, benefits, interactions and audiences and contrasting takes on selfies. Sarah McIntyre writes and […]

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Varoom 32 – The New Social extra

  Career boosting, selling platform, discussion generating – social media for freelancers has much to offer. Derek Brazell got expert insight from six illustrators prominent on various social media platforms for The New issue of Varoom, asking questions on the pros and cons, benefits, interactions and audiences, revealing the gains, the frustrations and contrasting takes on […]

ICON9_featured

ICON 9 The Illustration Conference

July 6-9, 2016 Austin, Texas, USA Over four full days of conference ICON brings a programme of speakers and events reflecting the independent spirit of the Lone Star State. ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration, and Varoom is a media partner for the event. The venue […]

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Adult Colouring Books – Evolution of an unexpected phenomenon

By Vicky Stylianides Dominating bestseller lists, the colouring book phenomenon shows no sign of letting up. With such a high demand, many illustrators are creating their own colouring books. No matter what the subject is or who the illustrator may be, they all offer a distraction – an antidote for the effects of modern day […]

AstroCat-Face-expressions-01_featured

Varoom 32 – New Formats New Stories

Article from Varoom 32: New Formats New Stories How do illustrators work with app developers to turn their wonderful print stories into credible digital experiences? Illustrator Ben Newman and Flying Eye Books new digital studio Minilabs reveal the do’s and don’ts in the transition to different formats.      Varoom: What is Minilab? Minilab Studio: […]