Recently I've discovered Varoom magazine, the journal of illustration and made images.
Brad Holland made the cover of the current issue. Not only the illustration of Brad is eyecatching, the text he scribbled on the side is really accurate and stands for a major frustration every illustrator has to deal with. The fact that illustration is no art for some people.
Here's the text:
"That's not Art, that's illustration"
Everybody is an artist these days.
Rock and Roll singers are artists.
So are movie directors, performance artists, make-up artists, tattoo artists, con artists and rap artists.
Madonna is an artist because she explores her own sexuality.
Snoop Doggy Dogg is an artist because he explores other people's sexuality.
Victims who express their pain are artists.
So are guys in prison who express themselves on shirt cardboard.
Even consumers are artists when they express themselves in their selection of commodities.
The only people left who seem not to be artists are illustrators.