By guest author Jaleen Grove
As we all know, there is no illustration history textbook. Lots of instructors keep re-inventing the wheel, and because it's so much work to cover such a vast field, I fear they miss great swathes of research. There have been people threatening to write one... but there has been little public input on content, scope, format, and tone. So why not ask around? OK then!
Whitney Sherman (teaches at MICA) and I have finally got a survey off the ground.... I'm not writing a textbook by the way - I merely initiated this as a piece of community service. The NY Society of Illustrators is sponsoring it, and the data will stay with them to be shared for anyone who wants it for educational purposes.
I'd like to invite everyone - illustrators, students, teachers, scholar, collectors - to speak up and help determine the look and feel of how our field should be taught and represented.
Just click the link below to get started:
* "Art on my textbook cover mock-up, CW from top left: J.C. Leyendecker, Albert Dorne, Rob't McGinnis, Norman Rockwell, Robert Fawcett and N.C. Wyeth - all images can be found in my Flickr archives." ~ Leif