Introduction

The broad and social church of illustration

Welcome to this second edition of How to be an Illustrator. This updated version is now in full colour and addresses some of the new developments in the six years since the first edition, notably the growth of social media and its role in promoting yourself and your work.

I still maintain that for most illustrators, a foundation of editorial work, followed by publishing, design and advertising work, remains a norm. Beyond that central field there are specialist areas that can be explored if your interest and your work is so inclined. I have interviewed practitioners active in those fields ...

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