I’ve been entranced with the 3×3 Illustration Annual since I first discovered it one Saturday in Barnes and Noble. Naturally, I sat with it in the B&N cafe enjoying the eye candy more than my beverage. My book wish list is always lengthy, but I bumped book title #1 and bought the Annual. Since then, I’ve poured over the work, and offer it to young artists to demonstrate what’s going on in contemporary illustration.
Summer 2011 I received an email from Charles Hively informing me that one of the illustrations I submitted was chosen for the 2012 Annual, and I was to send a final jpeg for print. The email came at a tough time for my family and my attention was elsewhere. I sent off a jpeg and later worried that I’d sent an inferior copy…(I aways have multiples and I’m not so great at labeling them-that’s gonna change).
A few days ago, the book arrived. And while I will never be entirely pleased with any piece I make, I am honored to be included in this publication. I’m still not sure which copy I sent, probably not the best one, but C’est la vie.
Thanks Charles Hively and the judges. Right now, I’m burning to make a new piece to submit sometime in the near future.