Friday, February 6, 2009

What's All The Squawking About (Clipart)?

Once upon a time, I worked with a group of designers who made fun of me for using clipart. Not that I always used clipart, mind you, but I've always believed it has its place. At the time, I was illustrating news stories, so why not? Plus, I had long before purchased one of those "15 Trillion Clipart Images!" collections, or something along those lines, and I vowed to use every image it contained before I died--or killed my career trying.

Anyway, this image took up the full left page of the spread, with the story starting on the right. It looked really nice in the magazine, and when I saw it on the printed page for the first time, I thought about how my old pals would be rolling their eyes at the parrot and the airplane silhouette--both, of course, clipart.

At least the other images and the composition design were all mine. Right?

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