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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As cats are wont to do at the approach of strangers, Mimosa has fled under the bed. It's a shame because Mimosa, a 4-year-old, nine-lived tabby, is t...

What Traveling for a Year Looks Like in Numbers

How Far From Home | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

March 2nd 2015 was departure day. It was the day we waved goodbye to South Africa, goodbye to a comfortable life with a comfortable salary, and goodby...

Ann Devito Has a Way With Illustrating Dogs

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Ann DeVito loves dogs. So much so that she recently had a book come out called Dog Love, published by Penguin Books, that features different breeds of dogs. It inspired me to reach out to this wonderful artist to highlight dogs and inspire some new illustrations!

Eric Carle: A Life's Work Illustrated

Cristy Bertini | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Cristy Bertini

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, including the immensely popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar, honorary degrees bestowed upon him, and numerous awards for his work, Eric Carle chooses to downplay his own talent and focus on those who have helped him.

Reflections On My One And Only Valentine

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Weddings
Sue Shanahan

There is something to be said for growing old together. Being with someone longer than you've been without them brings the kind of comfort that a well worn pair of shoes does. Not exactly a romantic notion, until you consider the discomfort that can come from breaking in a new pair. As we age, our love deepens.

Why Should Every Woman Own One?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


8 Science Fiction Illustrations That Now Feel Crazy Prescient

Inverse | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Emily Gaudette Looking back at vintage conceptions of the future can be interesting. Most depictio...

How to Be PeterReynolds-ish

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.15.2016 | Books
Stacey Alcorn

I have always been unclear as to who I want to be when I grow up. But now it's quite clear, and rather simple, as a matter of fact. I want to be PeterReynolds-ish.

Illustrator Captures What Fuels Our 'Jessica Jones' Addiction

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts

When you’re stuck in suburbia with your parents over the holidays, you, like many others, might look to Netflix for an escape. The recently release...

About Saturday's Democratic Debate...

Opening Ceremony | Posted 12.22.2015 | Comedy
Opening Ceremony

Wait, what? If people didn't talk about politics how on Earth would decisions get made? If they don't talk to one another, how do people know what they stand for and believe in and how can we possibly make informed positive change?

Opening Ceremony & DEERDANA Solve Holiday Procrastination With Printable Cards

Opening Ceremony | Posted 12.22.2015 | Style
Opening Ceremony

Procrastination is the biggest enemy to holiday-based success. From making travel plans to buying gifts, the habit is always lurking around the corner...

The Magic of Creativity

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.

Fresh From Heaven

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

I am sure about something. Small children know from whence they came. They are still a part of heaven. That is why one of the easiest ways to feel the presence of the Divine is to connect with a child.

Why Artist Drew Struzan Is Very Important to Star Wars

Erik Sharkey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Drew Struzan may not be a "household" name, but unless you've been living in a cave for the past few decades, you've more than likely seen his work.

Mama Tried: Cartooning Motherhood

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

12 Reasons Pandas Give Not To Have Sex

Landysh | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy

Pandas don't have enough sex! And it is a big problem. Panda keepers, zoologists and scientists ask them very nicely, but pandas can't even be bothered!

Honoring Bryon Fitzpatrick -- As Good as It Gets

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.02.2015 | College
Soren Petersen

Copyright Pat Yang What are the ingredients of a life well lived? Love shared unconditionally, having the courage of one's convictions and contributi...

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

A Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Illustrations of John Holcroft

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

John Holcroft's work resonated with me immediately. I like art that tries to disturb and disrupt. Holcroft's illustrations would literally reach out a...

Licking Frogs

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

While I've never seen frog licking firsthand, nor plan to, it felt like a good idea for the comic.

15 Iconic Characters, Unmasked

Alex Solis | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Alex Solis

A fun and humorous way of showing what lies beneath some iconic pop culture characters.

Why Is Writing Important?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.13.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


David Gomez's Sun-Drenched Photography

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Myrlaun Walker

The artist's most recent images, a series of vibrant colors and bold patterns, offer a few visual hints that reveal a fresh perspective. The combination of photography and illustration -- infused with sun-drenched, raw sexual charge -- creates an almost cartoon-like aesthetic.

15 Stereotypes No Class Would Be Complete Without

Alex Solis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Alex Solis

In school, people are generally placed into cliques whether by choice or by accident. This series represents some of them.