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Paula Goodman Koz
Paula Goodman Koz
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Yana Beylinson
Yana Beylinson
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Bradley Clark
Bradley Clark
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Marty Bee
Marty Bee
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Alex Williamson
Alex Williamson
Début Art Ltd.
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Craig Phillips
Craig Phillips
Shannon Associates
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Dave Seeley
Dave Seeley
Shannon Associates
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Simon Shaw
Simon Shaw
DEBORAH WOLFE LTD illustrationOnLine.com
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René Milot
René Milot
Morgan Gaynin
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Aaron Ashley Illustration
Aaron Ashley Illustration
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Gary Swift
Gary Swift
Lemonade Illustration Agency
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Bruno Mallart
Bruno Mallart
David Goldman Agency
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Peter  Bollinger
Peter Bollinger
Shannon Associates
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Faye Wilson
Faye Wilson
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Anna & Elena Balbusso
Anna & Elena Balbusso
Shannon Associates
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Justin Metz
Justin Metz
Début Art Ltd.
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Barbara Kelley
Barbara Kelley
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Adam Questell
Adam Questell
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Michael  Koelsch
Michael Koelsch
Shannon Associates
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Eda Kaban
Eda Kaban
Shannon Associates
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Zina Saunders
Zina Saunders
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Interview With
Denise Gallagher

New Orleans, Louisiana born Denise Gallagher put out her shingle as an illustrator January 17, 2013. She just won three Gold ADDY awards for illustration from the Acadiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation. All in all, she's had a good year. Formerly a senior art director at an ad agency, she took the plunge last year to start her own business.

Drawing always came naturally to her. "I sometimes draw as an escape. Sometimes to exorcise demons. And, sometimes, to express pure joy," Gallagher explains. Some of her favorite pieces are very personal and infused with meaning. "And yes," she says, "I drew constantly as a child. My first grade teacher once marked all of my answers wrong on a math test because I decided the numerals could be fancier and made them curly and swirly and decorative."

Denise is charming, funny, genuine, and has enough joie de vivre to light up a room. There's joy, but also pathos, in her depictions of nature, most vividly in her treatment of a handful of Aesop's Fables—the holiday self-promo piece was sent to clients and friends as a small book, neatly packaged and lettered. Her animals are a bit fantastic, like ones you'd see in a dream, stretched out or curled into poses reminiscent of early century still life paintings.

Living in Cajun country, Denise captures the idiosyncratic spirit of Louisiana through sensitive depictions of its creatures—alligators, fish, snakes, possum, bears, with a somewhat primitive feeling pen and ink and watercolor treatment. It's a fertile world where even the smallest denizen has personality.

She describes her style as “a unique blend of whimsy and sophistication”. True. Her work also has a purity of line and emphasis on detail and symbolism that transcends its subject matter.

I met Denise at ICON 7 in Providence, Rhode Island. When I saw her big, toothy smile across the hotel bar crowd, I knew I'd like her. You can tell from her illustrations that she is a sensitive soul, and a happy person. (She loves Prince. That says a lot.) She lives in Lafayette with her husband Donny and their seven-year-old son Oliver (her mini-me without a doubt, down to the smile). She is a great mom, who makes the most artful pancakes you've ever seen, turning batter into illustrations of snowflakes, Groundhog's Day, and a plethora of animals.

If her first year is any indication, it's only a matter of time until we see much more from this emerging artist: children's books, products, the sky's the limit.

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Good Books

Bad For You, Exposing the War on Fun by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham
189 pages, softbound, published by Henry Holt & Company, $12.99
us.macmillan.com

Any book this packed with information, facts and compelling drawings can't be bad for you! Ostensibly a book for kids, to explain the history of stuff that's supposed to be bad for you, to find out why these things are not really bad for you, you must keep reading. Kevin C. Pyle, author and illustrator of graphic novels teams up with writer Scott Cunningham who pens comics for DC, Archie and Nickelodeon magazine and parodies for Mad to debunk myths and give kids (and adults) good arguments for the power of having fun. I learned about such arcane things as "moral panic", a term coined by sociologist Stanley Cohen, to describe how the media by overreacting to new behaviors, ends up defining and necessarily distorting how people understand social behaviors. The graphic novel concept applied to a wealth of information, can make it both memorable and palatable. Bad for You is chock full of interesting, scary and useful facts. And like many things that are labeled "bad for you", it's a lot of fun.

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Gregory Manchess
Gregory Manchess
Richard Solomon Artists Representative
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Mark Summers
Mark Summers
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Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
Wilkinson Studios, Inc.
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Adam Niklewicz
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Ron Tanovitz
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Scott Brundage
Scott Brundage
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What's Hanging

Mac Conner: A New York Life
Through January 19, 2015

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
www.mcny.org

Mac Conner: A New York Life is the first exhibition of more than 70 original artworks by illustrator McCauley ("Mac") Conner, one of New York's original "Mad Men." In the 1940s-60s,Conner's captivating advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of major magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post, helping shape the popular image of postwar America.

This latest in an ongoing series of exhibitions that examines the lives and influence of New Yorkers explores one man's prolific career in New York as the world's media capital and the country's publishing center in the pivotal years after World War II. Conner, still insightful and witty at 100 years old, attended the opening of his first solo exhibition (held September 10th).

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Curator's Choice:
Selections from the Permanent Collection

Through January 11, 2015

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA

The Norman Rockwell Museum holds an outstanding collection of American illustration art in addition to its hallmark collection of original paintings, drawings, and studies by Norman Rockwell. These recent gifts have been made available through the generosity of enthusiastic collectors and museum supporters, who have embraced the Museum's mission as the home of American illustration art.

This installation features recently acquired artworks and archival materials relating to the NRM's growing collection of original illustration art. The NRM has curated some wonderful exhibitions showing the work of contemporary illustrators ranging from Murray Tinkleman to Istvan Banyai, R.O Blechman, and Alex Ross's comic book art among others.

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