The Society of Illustrators New Visions Committee seeks to facilitate an ongoing conversation on a host of issues facing the contemporary illustrator; these include topics of diversity and inclusion, multiculturalism, and illustration’s role in a larger cultural context. Check back for frequent updates, new podcasts, and special events.

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A semi-regular and on-going series of discussions and interviews about various topics, themes, and challenges facing today’s illustrator. Hosted by members of the New Visions Committee and featuring a diverse range of working artists and professionals from the illustration field.

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Episode 4: The Long Distance Illustrator
Jonathan Bartlett hosts. Featuring comic artist and illustrator, Jen Bartel and illustrator Nico Delort. New York was once considered the unofficial center of the illustration community, but with technology and time that has changed. Location is the starting point of this talk, but quickly begin covering many different topics like acceptance, identity, community, and defining success.
Episode 3, Self-publishing and Crowdfunding
Jensine Eckwall hosts. Featuring Kat Fajardo, Hazel Newlevant, Kevin Stanton, and Annie Stoll discussing the details of self-publishing, crowd funding, and their own experience with putting their work into the world through these channels. Projects like, Chainmail Bikini, 10001 Knights, and La Raza Anthology.
Episode 2, Technology and Illustration
Yao Xiao moderates a conversation between Rebecca Mock, Kyle T. Webster, Leland Goodman, and Jensine Eckwall discussing technology and communication; tools, internet and networking, effect on their careers, and social access
Episode 1, Education
John Lee moderates. Featuring Aya Kakeda, Marcos Chin, Cynthia Cheng and Annie Bowler. Panelists discuss how diversity issues manifest themselves in education, and their specific experiences in (and outside of) the classroom
Bonus episode, Stories Matter part 2
In the second part of our series "Stories Matter" panelists will follow up on our past conversation discussing illustration’s role in the cultural conversation and the place of the illustrator within it.
Bonus episode, Stories Matter part 1
How do the images we make influence the world around us? In this discussion influential new voices discuss illustration’s role in the cultural conversation and the place of the illustrator within it.