Interviews

Esh, some of these hurt to read. Not from the perspective of the artist but from the writer of the rejection. Can you imagine listening to Madonna and turning her away from your record label and then seeing what became of her career? Or saying “no thank you” to Andy Warhol as he tries to […]

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Book By Its Cover feature!

February 26, 2014

I’m so thrilled to see my book: Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines featured on BBIC today. Julia Rothman is such an incredible artist and designer and I love the content on her site so much. So it was great to answer her thoughtful interview questions and see which paintings from my book […]

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Charley Harper

February 21, 2014

My friend Davina worked on these incredible films about one of my favorite artists/designers Charley Harper. My favorite quote about Harper’s work was uttered by designer Todd Oldham who championed the resurgence of interest in Harper’s incredible breadth of work. Oldham says that Harper’s work is “reductive but never diminished”. Harper was a total master at […]

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I was so happy to share thoughts my illustration business and life with Monica Lee during our interview on Smart Creative Women. Check it out.

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E.B White is one of my favorite authors. Who also happens to have been a writer under the notable editor Ursula Nordstom. Here’s his incredible letter to her/his publisher’s PR people explaining why he wrote Charlotte’s Web (frankly I feel that this explanation could apply to any author or artist’s work when asked why they created […]

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