Illustration News

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

Last week the Illustration Tools L: Professional Practice course took the week off to visit the illustration hub of New York.

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Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

© Alyssa Deville 2009

Congratulations to the following Illustration students who have been honored in the 2010 New York Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:

Dustin Boudreau
Alija Craycroft
Alyssa Deville (View Alyssa's video)
Marian Dilan
Danielle Gray
Kevin Wada

View the winning Illustrations.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Illustration Program Chair Dugald StermerView slideshow 

The U.S. State Department has commissioned Dugald Stermer, chair of CCA's Illustration Program, to create the 2009 Earth Day poster.

The poster has been commissioned by the U.S. State Department each year since it was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970. Today the event is recognized and celebrated internationally.

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Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 by Brenda Tucker

Cloud Boy

CCA illustration alumnus Rhode Montijo ('95) published his first children's book, "Cloud Boy," with Simon & Schuster in April 2006. Montijo both wrote and illustrated this story about belonging and sharing that goes to the heart of what it means to be an artist.

Montijo said, "After graduating I took an extended education course at CCA in children's books by author/artist Arden Johnson, who showed me the tools I needed to get published. I came up with the idea of 'Cloud Boy' in her class by wondering what it would be like if there were someone up in the clouds, creating the shapes we see. 'Cloud Boy' is about belonging and sharing with art, and a story that I hope will appeal to anyone, especially those who express themselves creatively."

Montijo has also illustrated a new children's book titled "The Three Swingin' Pigs" due out in 2007 from publisher Henry Holt and written by Vicky Rubin. The illustrations are fully painted, which is a first for Montijo.

He is currently illustrating the eight-book series "Melvin Beederman, Superhero" for Henry Holt. Three of the Beederman books are available: "The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich," "The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers," and "The Grateful Fred."

Starting in 1999, Montijo self-published the five-issue comic book "Pablo's Inferno," a Xeric Foundation grant recipient.

For more information, visit Rhode Montijo's website. For more information about the CCA Illustration Program, see Illustration.

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