Thursday, April 25, 2013

Interesting Salary Survey

Coroflot has always done an excellent job of polling creatives—other than illustrators—on what they make. The full survey is available online.

It is interesting to compare these salaries with our 3x3 Illustrator Income Survey.

And it would be interesting to see how incomes vary by school similar to what Coroflot did here:

I’d bet it’s not too different.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Envelope of the Week

Our favorite envelope of the week was sent in by Jean-Christian Knaff.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

3x3 Int'l Picture Book Show Call for Entries

Were ready to accept entries for our tenth annual children's show which weve renamed the 3x3 Picture Book Show...and more. 

New entry process
This year we continue to streamline our entry process adopting the same entry system used by other leading publications making it even easier to enter and pay online. And added PayPal as a payment option for our international entrants. And you can either upload your files digitally or send us the actual book. All digital entries are low-res files, we will request hi-res images from our winners along with complete credits.

As part of our tenth year celebration we’ll be awarding actual medals and paper certificates for all winners. And as a winner you'll be invited to our tenth year anniversary party. All winners receive a complimentary copy of the annual.

Open to all illustrators, art directors, editors, publishers and designers in all countries for published and unpublished work produced in 2012. Your book need not be printed in 2012 but your work must have been completed during the 2012 calendar year.

Published and unpublished children's books, published and unpublished young adult books, published and unpublished book covers, published and unpublished illustrations for children, educational, editorial, children's programming and miscellaneous which includes posters, packaging and murals.

Our judges
This year’s international panel of judges include Ann Bobco, Executive Art Director, Atheneum Books for Young Readers a part of Simon & Schuster; Rachael Cole, Art Director, Schwartz & Wade; Belén Freijeiro, Publisher, OQO Books, SpainErica Wagner, Publisher, Allen & Unwin, Australia  and illustrators Judith DrewsGermany and Julien ChungCanada.

The Call for Entries email blast has gone out, if you didn’t receive it please join our mailing list.

So gather your entries and enter the 3x3 Picture Book Show now.

May 3, 2013

Banner image by Anna + Elena Balbusso, winners in our 3x3 Children's Show No 9

Monday, April 1, 2013

Issue 21 Going to Press

We’re putting the final touches on the next issue of 3x3 which features Valeria Petrone—her cover above, Anna + Elena Balbusso and Bill Mayer.

Featured in the Spotlight section are picture book illustrators Andrea D’Aquino, Kelly Murphy, Ella Cohen (Israel), Carey Sookocheff (Canada)Carlos Araujo (Brazil) and our 2012 Best of Show Children's Show winner, Marta Madureira (Portugal). Our art director profile is Rita Marshall with The Creative Company; our Icon is children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney and our CareerTalk article speaks to the issue of longevity.

And with our new design we’re featuring the winners of our 3x3 Children's Show No. 9.

To pre-order your print or digital copy click here.

To pre-order a digital version of the complete Annual 9 including the professional, student and children's show, click here.

3x3 Int’l Picture Book Show Judges Announced

It’s time for our annual Picture Book show that actually covers more than just published and unpublished children’s books. Our categories also include published and unpublished illustrations for children’s books, covers, educational, editorial and children’s programming as well as illustrations for young adult books.

This year’s international panel of judges include Ann Bobco, Executive Art Director, Atheneum Books for Young Readers a part of Simon & Schuster; Rachael Cole, Art Director, Schwartz & Wade; Belén Freijeiro, Publisher, OQO Books, Spain; Erica Wagner, Publisher, Allen & Unwin, Australia; Fausta Orecchio, Editor, Orrechio Acerbo Editore, Italy and illustrators Judith Drews, Germany and Julien Chung, Canada.

Our Call for Entries will be going out this week, the deadline is May 3, 2013 for all submissions.