Journal of Illustration (Journal)

ISSN 20520204 , ONLINE ISSN 20520212

The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical, and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. This peer-reviewed journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as maker, visualizer, thinker, and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

Category: Visual Arts


Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Illustration is a rapidly evolving field with an excitingly broad scope. Despite its cultural significance and rich history, illustration has rarely been subject to deep academic scrutiny. The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. The journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as visualizer, thinker and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts. All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.

The aims of the journal are as follows:

  • To work towards a definition of illustration, and its place in culture and history.
  • To look at the subject as a form of authorial practice as well as commercially driven profession.
  • To locate and describe histories of the subject within a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • To develop a critical discourse and taxonomies of the subject.
  • To review current practice through case studies and interviews.
  • To encourage new critical writing on the subject of illustration, the relationship between word and image, image and concept and visual narratives.
  • To analyse the cognitive and developmental processes illustrated material stimulates in children and adults.
  • To explore the issues surrounding illustration as a visual text when it a translation or adaptation from other texts.
  • To look at traditional and emerging formats for illustrators and the ways in which these technologies affect visual communication, for example the relationship between illustration and animation.
  • To investigate the evolving potential of illustration within new media landscapes.
  • To explore theoretically and discursively the conjunction of illustration and the ‘literary'.
  • To investigate the potential for metaphor, iconology and poetics in illustration.
  • To provide a platform for visual thinking.

Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Download the Notes for Contributors here:

Notes for Contributors Download


All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

We invite submissions, including:
Articles (5000–6000 words)
Research Projects (2000–3000 words)
Critical essays (1500–3000 words)
Profiles (1000–2000 words)
Visual essays based on practice-based research
Reviews (1000–1500 words) on the latest books, media, museum and gallery exhibitions, conferences, performance, educational and research projects and events that relate to illustration.

Please submit a PDF Document with 1–6 embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. On acceptance, a Word Document with separate images (300dpi) will be required via www.wetransfer.com.
All contributions should be original and not exceed 20 Mb.
All contributors should submit the Metadata (see Notes for Contributors)
Authors are responsible for copyright permissions (article [author] and images [artist or institutional copyright / photographer's permission]). Only copyright forms supplied by Intellect are accepted (hand-signed, scanned and returned as PDF files).

Please refer to the Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for Style.

Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.

All enquiries should be addressed to the principal editor.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Advisory Board

Georgia Barnhill
American Antiquarian Society

Roseanne Bell
Writer

Michele Bogart
Stony Brook University

Darryl Clifton
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

Andrew Coningsby
Debut At & Coningsby Gallery

David Crow
University of the Arts London

D. B. Dowd
Washington University in St. Louis

David Ferry
Cardiff School of Art & Design

Martin Flynn
Victoria & Albert Museum

Paul Gravett
Independent Scholar

Elizabeth Guffey
Purchase College

Steven Heller
School of Visual Arts

Randi Hobol
Grafill Magazine

Angus Hyland
Pentagram

Clive Jennings
The National Print Gallery

Brian Kane
Artist

John Lord
University of Brighton

Robert Lovejoy
Ringling College of Art & Design

Annette Lund
Norges Kreative Fagskool

Alan Male
Falmouth University

Roderick Mills
University of Brighton

Ashley Potter
Plymouth University

Brian Rusted
University of Calgary

Tor Edvin Strom
Norges Kreative Fagskool

Teal Triggs
Royal College of Art

Lawrence Zeegen
Ravensbourne

Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 
Design and Applied Art Index (DAAI)
 
Emerging Sources Citation Index
 
ERIH
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


Principal Editor

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Peter Lloyd
Southampton Solent University
peter.lloyd@solent.ac.uk

Sheena Calvert
Central St. Martins/Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Chris Glynn
Cardiff School of Art and Design
c.glynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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