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How to Grow as an Illustrator

Announcing a new Allworth Press book by Michael Fleishman: How to Grow as an Illustrator. This inspiring resource will help artists find professional and personal support in the struggle to stay creative and profitable in the field of illustration. Behind-the-scenes interviews with more than sixty of today’s most fascinating illustrators reveal how others have kept growing as artists and as individuals. Written by an accomplished illustrator and educator, this book asks timely questions and provides pertinent answers to topics including:

• How to define yourself as an illustrator
• The significance of an art education
• Mechanical skills versus conceptual skills
• Balancing your personal and professional life
• The illustrator’s place in local, global, and professional communities
• Dealing with failure, tragedy, and dysfunction
• Marketing, promoting, and maintaining your business
• What sustains illustrators mentally and spiritually
• How to embrace change
• How to stay motivated

This real-world guide provides practical inspiration for illustrators at every stage of their careers. 6 X 9, 288 pages; paperback, Publication Date: September 2007.
List Price: $19.95 Allworth Press Price: $15.95

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