Why Do We Fixate on Negative Reviews?

Why Do We Fixate on Negative Reviews?

Yesterday, I got a dislike (I know, get out the sad violin!). I post a video almost weekly on my YouTube channel, usually answering viewer questions or offering insights on being a creative. But lately I’ve been so busy, so I just posted a quick vlog-style update — no...
Turn Back the Pages: Magazine Illustration by Francis Marshall

Turn Back the Pages: Magazine Illustration by Francis Marshall

In Francis Marshall’s book “Magazine Illustration” he talks about the illustration business from the perspective of an artist living in the United Kingdom in 1959. However, he worked for many clients in the United States and his viewpoint is similar to what was going...
The Empowered Creative | Wednesday Wisdom No. 002

The Empowered Creative | Wednesday Wisdom No. 002

Let me tell you about a client from hell. When I was employed in a small ad agency, we were working on a packaging project for a big company. The project was a test for our agency, to impress this very important client and prove ourselves in an industry we coveted but...
Every Day is Portfolio Day | Wednesday Wisdom No. 001

Every Day is Portfolio Day | Wednesday Wisdom No. 001

Photo Credit: Sharalee Prang Hello! My name’s Tom Froese. I’m an illustrator and designer in Vancouver, BC. Illustration Age has graciously invited me to write a column here every couple weeks to share my thoughts on working as a professional illustrator. I hereby...
Turn Back the Pages: Hank Ketcham

Turn Back the Pages: Hank Ketcham

Hank Ketcham (1920-2001) is a cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, which he worked on from 1951-1994 (and is still published in newspapers today). The strip was based off his son Dennis, who was 4 years old when it debuted, and is set in a...