Varoom #33: The Collaborators

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Bringing together individuals, networks and global brands across multimedia projects, the Collaborators issue discovers the nuts and bolts of a successful children’s book collaboration between writer and illustrator; design studio ManvsMachine’s recent ambitious collaboration with Nike; the Fabulous Year 24 Group and how they brought the female sensibility to shōjo manga, and highlights the key networks through which illustrators generate creative and emotional support.

Varoom also talks with those behind the Reflections project which highlights the effects of the 2015 Nepal earthquake through illustration and photography, and introduces Brian Stelfreeze as he tells us about working with Ta-Nehisi Coates on Marvel’s new Black Panther comic

Regulars Paul Davis and Marian Bantjes create a unique collaboration, commenting on swapped pictures as real life events influence startling interpretations of the works.

The cover is by a group of illustration students who worked together to create a commemorative quilt as a respite from the pressures of their final degree show.


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A large format publication commenting and discussing the contemporary illustrated image in depth, featuring interviews with illustrators, image-makers and designers, as well as critical articles on different aspects of contemporary illustration by leading commentators. Lastly, a range of expert contributing editors reveal their choice of work that has most impressed them over the last few months, from the worlds of illustration and design, fashion and politics, music and digital, children’s books and reportage. Hails from: United Kingdom