Society Of Illustrators

Illustrator and Entrepreneur Scott Gandell on the Tools of His Trades

Scott Gandell is an illustrator and printmaker. He also co-owns and operates the South Pasadena Mercantile Co., which is packed with an eclectic assortment of home furnishings, folk art, books, original paintings, and other merchandise. I first met him when I was interviewing attendees at 2010’s ICON Conference in Pasadena for an Imprint story. He...

A Report on Comic-Con… and Covert CIA Actions

Last week’s Comic-Con at San Diego’s Convention Center was overloaded with activities. If you were a Hollywood celeb–obsessed fan you may have spent much, if not most, of your time stuck in lines. But if you were a lover of well-designed graphic narratives, you needn’t have wasted one idle moment during the five full...

From Ashcan to Hall of Fame: The Illustrations of John Sloan

John Sloan (1871–1951), best known as a painter of the New York passing scene, began his career as an illustrator in Philadelphia for newspapers, books, and magazines. His strongest work was social in tone, texture, and emotion, which led him to become the “art editor” of The Masses, the strident and satiric left-wing monthly....