Considerations of Recent Excursions in Authorial Illustration: A Series of Practical Case Studies

By Andrew Kulman.

Published by The Arts Collection

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At the School of Visual Art in New York, the MFA in Illustration as Story Telling has encouraged graduates to consider their authorial voice and to extend the boundaries of narrative and sequential visual language. There has been an emergence of autonomous image makers who have identified that their work has an audience outside the parameters of commercially driven briefs and as a consequence have sought to self publish their work. This paper is based on research that reflects on the issues that determine autonomous solutions to the illustrated narrative and looks at individualism in the commercial arena. Consideration of how text and image has been explored by a new generation of visual communicators and its subsequent impact on mainstream publishing will form the main focus of my presentation.

Keywords: Authorial Illustration, Text and Image, Narrative and Sequential, Story Telling, Visual Language

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.57-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.919MB).

Prof. Andrew Kulman

Professor of Graphic Art, Department of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Andrew Kulman is currently Professor of Graphic Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, a Faculty of Birmingham City University. Having worked at the university since 1997, he has recently held the positions as both Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He has had work published in many national and international publications and has worked as a freelance artist since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1987. He has delivered professional practice workshops at art and design institutions both in the UK and abroad including RCA, National College of Art Dublin and MCAD Minneapolis USA.


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