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Kerry P. Talbott

Freelance Comic Artist & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Midlothian, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Kerry P. Talbott
2400 Devenwood Road
Richmond, VA 23235
804-320-4268 h, 804-514-0800 c,

Professional Profile
An accomplished graphic artist with several years of experience in the newspaper industry. Winner of numerous awards for artistic achievement including five First Place awards from the Virginia Press Association. Successful freelance artist with clients including Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Penguin Books, the White House Historical Association and the Children’s Television Workshop.

Skills and Qualifications
Digital Media: Macintosh, 5 PC, with Freehand, Quark, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and extensive Photoshop experience. Some Flash.

Traditional Media: Pen and ink, pencil, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, colored pencil

Knowledge and Experience In: Editorial illustration, reportage illustration, caricature, map making, page design and complex graphics.

Work Experience
Staff Artist Richmond News Leader, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA
Responsible for creating graphics for feature, entertainment, business and news stories ––. design/layout, maps, informational charts, complex graphics, typography and courtroom illustrations. Also illustrated a wide range of stories, from the serious to the humorous; caricatures a specialty. June 1988 – April 2009

Freelance Artist, Self-Employed Kerry P. Talbott Illustrations, Richmond, VA
Produced numerous styles of art for business magazines, lifestyle magazines, children’s magazines, comics and children’s books. April 2009-present

Awards and Honors
2011 Virginia Press Association (VPA), 1st and 3rd Place, Art (illustrations); 1st Place, Combination/ Pictures and Story; Best In Show, Specialty Art (Magazines)
2010 Alliance of Area Business Publications, Silver Medal, Art (Illustrations). Two spot illustrations within submitted package
2009 VPA, First Place, Art (Illustrations), Magazines. Caricatures of John Travolta, Tom Cruise and Joaquin Phoenix produced for Boomer Life Magazine
2007 VPA, First Place, Art (Illustrations). Infographic on Battle Car of the Future
D.C./MD/VA Illustrators Club Juried Show, Award of Excellence. Bill Cosby caricature
2001 VPA, Third Place, Art (Illustrations)
1998 VPA, First & Third Place, Art (Illustrations). “Stress” and Russell Crowe “Gladiator” caricature
Society of Newspaper Design, Award of Excellence. “Stress” illustration
1994 VPA, First and Second Place, Art (Illustrations). “Pet Terrors”
1993 VPA, First Place, Art (Illustrations). Society of Newspaper Design, Award of Excellence. “Anorexia”
1992 VPA, Second Place, Art (Illustrations)
1990 VPA, Second Place, Art (Illustrations). Katherine Hepburn caricature

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration concentration May 1988
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

Professional Affiliations
Graphic Artists Guild
The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia
Richmond Illustrators Club