Design entrepreneurs are diverse, and their experiences are invaluable to those eager to pursue a similar path. Two designers pick their creative brains.
Comics expert Michael Dooley talks with acclaimed visual artists Trevor Goring and Aaron Sowd about the process of creating storyboards and comics - across print to digital media.
Ellen Shapiro uncovers how famous illustrator Elwood Smith actually used the "Famous Artists School" to help get his start.
At the L.A. Times Festival of Books a few weeks back, graphic novelists took part in a riveting discussion, answering the following: What other cartoonists have inspired you? What’s the value of higher education for comics artists? And what’s up with the future of digital comics?
Collage Artist Justin Lieberman cuts Up Tibor Kalman, advertising, censorship, and his own “Nasty and Abusive” book.
After years and numerous concepts, Ellen Shapiro - author of The Graphic Designer's Guide to Clients - finally tracks down the perfect cover for her book.
In The Winter Brothers v. DC Comics, two musicians sued the comic book company for a Jonah Hex parody that made their likenesses into worm monster villains.
Cartoonist Craig Yoe professes his love for comic books, but not today's. Yoe loves the "horror, crime and twisted animation-style comic books of the past."
As Carol A. Wells sees it, “The best posters are powerful and influential. The worst are quickly forgotten.” Wells is an art historian and curator who also oversees the largest collection of socially engaged post-WWII graphics in the U.S. And she’s one of seven design experts who curated Serigrafía, a survey of posters that...
Warren Lehrer, a founding faculty member of the Designer as Author MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and head of the graphic design program at Purchase College, SUNY, has spent a decade writing and designing a book that is way more than a book. A Life in Books:...