American Illustration 40 Chosen Winner news


American Illustration 40 Chosen Winner news

Positive news is very rare during these dark uncertain and difficult COVID-19 pandemic times. So, I consider myself to be fortunate to have a little bit of good news happen for me personally and to share today.

And even when positive news does manage to happen, so much pain, sadness and loss is happening all over the world that it is hard for me to feel good about them.

I am very honoured, pleased and consider myself to be fortunate and blessed to be informed today by Mark Heflin, Director American Illustration-American Photography that my illustration entitled, Unfortunate COVID-19 Fabrications of Truth that was submitted for American Illustration 40 has been CHOSEN as a winning illustration to appear online as part of The ARCHIVE collection at

American Illustration 40 had a field of over 7,000 images were submitted and only 559 images by professional illustrators, and only 78 images by student illustrators received at least 2 votes from the jury and therefore, won the eligibilty to have their illustration artwork appear permanently online in the ARCHIVE – AI-AP exclusive online juried collection, where over time illustrators can build an online portfolio of their winning American Illustration images and crratives can search and make direct contact with them.

My illustration image, along with my contact info, caption, credit information and link to my website and social media, will represent the best images from 2020.

Thank you very much to this year’s distinguished jury which included: Gail Anderson, Chair BFA Design and BFA Advertising SVA, Jury Chair, Antonio Alcala, Art Director, Studio A, Bashan Aquart, Executive Creative Director, AKA/NYC, Lynne Carty, Art Director, Wall Street Journal. Deborah Cheyenne Cruchon, Art Director, BUCK, Bobby C. Martin, co-Founder, Champions Design, Neeta Patel, Designer, The New Yorker, Chris Rukan, Art Director, The Washington Post, Jackie Seow, VP, Executive Director of Art, Trade Division, Simon & Schuster, Faith Stafford, Art Director, Entertainment Weekly, and Mark Heflin, Director American Illustration – American Photography.

Description for this illustration:

Title: Unfortunate COVID-19 Fabrications of Truth

Illustration by Anson Liaw