Illustration West Deadline OCT 31st!!

Just a little friendly reminder that the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ annual Illustration West art competition deadline is coming up quickly! The last day to get your entries in is OCTOBER 31st!



Why am I reminding you of this? Because this year’s contest is being run by yours truly. As Show Chair of Illustration West 59, I put together an incredible line-up of professionals who are each graciously donating their time to look at your submitted artwork. Illustrators such as Drew Struzan, Mike Mignola, Claire Keane, Kadir Nelson, C.F. Payne, Justin Gerard, Jason Seiler, Abrams Books Editor Charles Kochman, and MAD Magazine Art Director Suzy Hutchinson! The contest has categories strictly for professionals, but also includes some categories in which students may enter.

I’ve also been interviewing my judges. Right now, interviews with Mike Mignola, C.F. Payne, Jason Seiler, and Justin Gerard are up on SILA’s website! Check them out HERE!

All the details about entering can be found by




NEXT WEEK I’ll be posting each day about the step-by-step creation of the Illustration West 59 poster art! It is a mixture of watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and just a touch of digital.