I am very pleased and honored to be contacted by Alan Male on February 7, 2022 to submit 5 specifically requested illustration images for inclusion and publication for the Third Edition of the publication, ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’ to be published in 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom.
Alan Male is an illustrator, writer and academic. As Head of Illustration, he directed the Programme at Falmouth University for eighteen years, leading it to become one of the most reputable with an international distinction for excellence, having a distinguished alumni, a recurrent and increasing level of demand and a continuous vindication from industry. He was conferred Professor of Illustration in 2009 and promoted to the University Professoriate. He has considerable experience across many aspects of Higher Education from academic leadership, networking and strategic management to teaching. He has also lectured throughout the United States and is a keynote speaker on the international stage. He was recently appointed Conjoint Professor of Illustration at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
An authority on communication, historical and cultural studies, research, professional practice, science and knowledge bearing imagery, Professor Male contributes widely to debates across a range of national and international journals, conferences, magazines and learned papers from Eye Magazine to Computer Arts. He is the author of several books published internationally most notably ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’(Bloomsbury), an undergraduate and post-graduate recommended textbook. The second edition was published in 2017 and has received excellent reviews.
The 2023 Third Edition of the publication, ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’ is being totally revamped with most of the original imagery published within the original 2007 First Edition and 2017 Second Edition of this book being replaced by much more contemporary and relevant work.
The 2023 Third Edition will be published internationally.
The five specifically requested illustrations will be published to contribute for this publication where the text talks about the importance of visual intelligence and creative conceptualization.
Shared with this update & news are the titles for the 5 illustration projects/images selected for inclusion and publication for the 2023 Third Edition publication of ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’:
Title: Silent No More (version 2)
Title: Life, Camera, Reflection! (version 1)
Title: You had me at, popcorn? (version 1)
Title: Help! I’m burning!
Title: A Whisper to a Scream (version 2) or A Whisper to a Scream (version 3)
Illustrations by Anson Liaw
Links to review some information about the 2007 First Edition and 2017 Second Edition publications of ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’:
2007 First Edition publication of ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’:
2017 Second Edition publication of ‘Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective’: