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The Varoom Report: Politics V29

    Politics THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Spring  2015 ISSUE 29 Varoom 29 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.    Varoom 29 highlights new directions in tackling the idea of politics, from the expanding platforms for American political cartoons in […]

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The Varoom Report: Fashion V28

  Fashion THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Winter 2015 ISSUE 28 Varoom 28 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.  When is that perfect moment of Fashion, when you could be perfectly, ‘in Fashion’? That’s not a social anxiety, it’s just the […]

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Collectives: Challenges and Difficulties

  There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking them about the challenges they encounter. Although the rewards can be great, keeping a collective together certainly isn’t easy. Often those involved cannot physically meet […]

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The Varoom Report: The Hermenauts V27

The Hermenauts Issue THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Autumn 2014 ISSUE 27 Varoom 27 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.  Hermenauts seek to interpret, and this is the theme of Varoom 27: how illustration is able to interpret text narratives, gender […]

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Collectives: The Importance of Collaboration

    There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking why they think collaboration is important and what it means to them. It’s true that working together helps with motivation, introduces fresh ideas and […]

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Collectives: Starting Up

    There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking them how and why they started collaborating. It’s not uncommon these days to see fresh illustration graduates band together to form their own collectives. […]

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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 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 27: Japanese comics tradition

    The experimental comic books of Seiichi Hayashai are being discovered by a new generation in the West. In Varoom 27, Zoe Taylor explains how his approach transformed a tradition of image-making, and discusses style, process and exploration in an interview with Hayashai himself. Read on for an extract of the interview.   ZT: […]