11 Pieces of Original Book Cover Art go to Auction

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An upcoming auction in New York on June 5 has an incredible selection of original book cover art — eleven by my count, an unusually large number to be offered at once, and a few superlative pieces to boot. Highlights include Russell Tandy’s watercolor and gouache on board for the beloved Nancy Drew title, The Secret in the Old Attic (1944), several Edward Gorey watercolor illustrations, and some neat pulp cover art, including one by “King of Paperbacks” James Avati.

Read @ Fine Books & Collections Magazine 

On a quest to reimagine comics, Andrews McMeel launches animation contest


As Andrews McMeel Universal looks to the future of comic strips, it’s working to attract a new generation of talent and reimagine what comics could be. Part of the Kansas City-based company’s vision involves tapping into short-form animated videos, and it’s kicking off that initiative with a GoComics Short Shorts Animation Contest open to the U.S. and Canada.

Digital animation isn’t reserved for the big studios anymore, thanks to today’s affordable animation tools.

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She graduated from UArts only three weeks ago. Now she’s illustrating the cover of the New Yorker

Many illustrators spend their whole career dreaming of landing a cover for the New Yorker. For Loveis Wise, it took less than a month after graduating from college to realize that achievement.

A Washington native, Wise studied illustration, painting, and woodcuts at the University of the Arts. One of her latest works, Nurture, is the cover of the New Yorker’s June 4 Fiction Issue, themed around parenting, childhood, and the intersection between the two.

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