Monday, January 23, 2017

Save the Date

We're about ready to start accepting entries. Check our site tomorrow. This year’s deadline is March 24th for all three of our shows: Professional, Student and Picture Book.

Thanks to Melinda Beck for this year's Call for Entries artwork and to Rod Hunt, our Show Chair, who is busy contacting our list of prospective judges.

And stay tuned for some exciting news we’re announcing about this year’s show.

Illustration by Melinda Beck

3x3 Illustration Annual No. 13 Update

The number thirteen comes with a lot of baggage and once again we’ve been plagued with a snafu.

The Annual went to press on schedule in mid-November just about the time our printer, unbeknownst to us, decided to install a new system. Well, as things happen, the system had bugs in it that had to be resolved. Delay #1.

Then it seems one of the presses was down. Delay #2.

Then they sent the sample copies to the wrong address and had to send them again, Delay #3.

And last Monday we got the word that they were finally printed, bound and ready to ship...but for some reason they didn’t, they shipped today. Delay #4.

Our apologies to our customers, it's deeply embarrassing for us. And it meant lost newsstand and bookstore sales in December.

The good news for us is that we won’t be printing another job with that printer, and we also won’t be printing another Annual 13.

The good news for you is that the Annual is on its way.