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Van Howell

Freelance Caricature Artist, Political Cartoonist, & More

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George Eliot, author, 2015
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Cirrelia Thaxton - 3 days ago
So lovely, soft, and light
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Client: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC. One of nine illustrations for a brochure promoting combined subscriptions to opera, orchestra and ballet. Ink & brush.
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Cirrelia Thaxton - 3 days ago
Wondrous work
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The was probably the first book cover I designed, circa 1979, for crusading journalist Karl Grossman, with whom I collaborated on a number of projects over many years.
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Photo by Marcia Slatkin, design by VH
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A digital map of London [sic].
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On the brink of the Franco-Prussian War: Napoleon III, Kaisar Wilhelm I, and Otton von Bismark talk things over. From Proust for Beginners 2016.
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Caribbean History: a cast of characters. Commissioned by Schenkman Books.
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Mr. Zappa snagged the highest prize for illustration awarded at annual Society for News Design exhibit/yearbook. He was first published on the Leisure & Arts page of the Wall Street Journal.
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Al Sirois - 4 days ago
I love this!
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Monet 2015
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drawn for ALM Communications, 2012.
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portrait from life
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Eugene O'Neill, published in the Newsday book review on the playwright's 100th Birthday. Despite tight deadlines, taking time out to study a subject's bio and get inside his character would often yield a deeper and more memorable portrait. This one was accepted for the Society of Illustration annual national exhibit and yearbook. The book review editor bought the original to hang in Newsday's NYC editorial suite.
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A figure drawn in watercolours, London, circa 2011.
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Five generations of gentlemen from a British family, commissioned by noted author Adrian Mourby (4th from left). I wasn't sure how to approach the job before I noticed a round mahogany table in the trash on a London street. Suddenly the solution was at hand. I ripped it apart and took half the table top up to my studio, cleaned it, sanded it, and went to work: an acrylic underpainting, an overlay of oil glazes. It was a gift for Adrian's pop, the big guy in the centre. Son John, on the right, was my drawing student 2010-2013, and (as you might guess) an unusually interesting character.
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From a series of Web Mogul trading cards created for one of Wired magazine's web sites.
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A montage of illustrations relating to the Dreyfus Affair, from Proust for Beginners (2016). Poster available.
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Two more pages from Proust for Beginners. Author Steve Bachmann, illustration & design by VH.
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Al Sirois - 6 days ago
You do great work!
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Ironbarks drawn on July 27 2017
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Al Sirois - 6 days ago
Not unlike Arthur Rackham.
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My personal website. Credentials listed under "About" and several portfolios show published illustrations and recent lots of recent drawings of trees and *****.
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July 2017 figure drawing
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One of the longest-running ads for a play in New York's off-off-off-off-Broadway theater district. It was still going strong over ten years after I did it, may still be showing up in newspapers and magazines.
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From a series of London Sketchbooks (2001-2010), this is the view from Duckett's Common of the Queen's Head Pub on Green Lanes in Harringay, a block away from my attic studio.
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About Me:
Experienced, reputable Illustrator/cartoonist originally from US, via UK (now in Australia). Top clients, awards, honors. Thousands of cartoons (often verging on fine art) published in noted daily newspapers (WSJ, NYT, Newsday, Daily News, Guardian). Other clients have included Rat Subterranean News, Marvel Comics, Random House, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian Museums. Ink caricatures exhibited in annuals of Society of Illustrators, Society for News Design (silver), Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and online in British Cartoon Archive. Teaching experience has included the British Museum, Ruskin College Oxford, NYU, and Barnet College.
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia