Opportunity: Varoom Editor

AOI is seeking a new editor to take Varoom forward from issue 38. Deadline for applications 3 November.

Varoom 36: Career Rhythms

How do illustrators deal with the varied rhythms of a career? The latest issue of Varoom explores these ups and downs with AOI member illustrators and an agent.

Varoom 35: Roundtable

What are the changing forms of storytelling? Varoom sat at a table with three people who have a good idea about storytelling forms.

Varoom 35: Virtual Reality

Pioneers in the VR field share their insight into a medium that may change our experience of storytelling.

Storytelling: The Clearing

As part of the Storytelling theme, Varoom spoke to illustrator Mairead Dunne and Steve Braund of Atlantic Press about her illustrations for a book of poems, The Clearing.

Varoom 35: Innovator Insight with Rob Davis

In these extracts from Varoom 35: Storytelling, Sarah McIntyre talks to Rob Davis about his creative process involving his latest graphic novel ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’.

Varoom 35 – Storytelling

The Storytelling issue is packed with beautiful and surprising images, and alongside major articles on the theme. February 2017.

Stack Magazines Awards

The Stack Awards 2016 results were announced at the awards ceremony in London. Varoom’s Derek Brazell was co-judge with Cath Caldwell from Central St Martins for the Best Use of Illustration

Varoom 34 – Wellbeing Approaches

  Framing the visual language of health and wellness can be tricky. Get it wrong and you’re doing the equivalent of ‘woman laughing alone with salad’. In 10 Visual Approaches..

Collectives: The Future

  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..

Collectives: The Key to Success

    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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Varoom 34 – The Pet Effect II

The Pet Effect – Illustrators and Their Pets Your cat stretches across your work desk, smudging paint or nudging the computer delete key as she yawns – prompting a smile,..

The Varoom Report: Style V26

Style THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Summer 2014 ISSUE 26 The Style issue endeavours to answer the unanswered questions revolving around ‘Style’, delving deep into its depths and challenging the definition of..

The Varoom Report: Empathy V25

The Empathy Issue THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Spring 2014 ISSUE 25 “The illustrations not only mirror, but also extend and develop the ideas in the text and provide a different viewpoint,”..

The Varoom Report: Obsession V24

  OBSESSION  THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Winter 2014 ISSUE 24 The visual equivalent of Earworms? Eyeworms. Nice. Still, how else to describe the images in Varoom’s Obsession issue – an issue about..

Varoom 34 – The Pet Effect I

The Pet Effect – Illustrators and Their Pets Your cat stretches across your work desk, smudging paint or nudging the computer delete key as she yawns – prompting a smile,..

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..

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,..

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..