Monday, November 18, 2013

Spectrum 20

Got something awesome in the mail the other day.
Spectrum 20 cover art by Donato Giacola. Image via Flesk Publications.
Yup yep, finally got my own contributors copy of Spectrum 20 and is it ever a serious collection of amazing art work. (And the new art-book smell... the pages, the ink, every time I open it it fills my nostrils and it's almost delirious.) I still can't quite believe I'm in it. But look, there I am, on page 224 nestled between Victor Koen, Olivier Villoingt, Feng Guo and Zhao Huanhua.

I'm still absorbing the book. There's a lot to look at. A lot to aspire to and be blown away by. A huge range of vision, style, and content. Oh, and many of the artists I attended the Illustration Master's Class are in here as well: Noah Bradley, Christine Mitzyk, Ed Ko, Peter Mohrbacher, Steve Argyle, David Palumbo, Lauren Saint-Onge, Cynthia Sheppard, Lauren K. Cannon, Mia Araujo, and Marc Scheff, not to mention IMC instructors Rebecca Guay, Donato Giancola, Brom, Greg Manchess, Dan Dos Santos, and Ian McCaig from my first quick glance through (I'm sure I missed a few, deepest apologies.)

Of course, the deadline for Spectrum 21 is coming up and I'm trying to think of what I'll submit from this past year's work. (And dealing with all the incumbent nervousness about what if I never ever have another piece of work in another art annual ever. ||sheepish||)

Speaking of IMC, I recently took the plunge and signed up for next year's session: Brian and Wendy Froud are the guests of honor and I could not resist. More about that later, there's a lot to say about what I'm hoping to do.  But for now, back to work.