By: Steven Heller
We considered conducting the ICON 5 Illustration Conference podcasts in the nude, but clear heads, good taste, and a limited budget (for only audio, not video) prevailed. So if you’re expecting Illustrators Gone Wild, go elsewhere. But if you hunger for some good talk about illustration entrepreneurialism with Mitch Nash of Blue Q; the status of illustration in the museum world with Stephanie Plunkett of the Norman Rockwell Museum; how Starbucks got its name with Stanley Hainsworth, former creative director for the coffee chain; how James Jean helped redefine the look of comics; and what makes Jimbo creator Gary Panter cry, then check out the ICON 5 podcast series. The podcasts feature me in the role of Barbara Walters; they were produced by Citizen Scholar and recorded by Scott Hirsch, with music by Cars and Trains.