Cover for 50 Markets for Illustration by John Roman. All rights reserved.

Cover for 50 Markets for Illustration by John Roman. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, January 15, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum will present “50 Markets of Illustration,” an afternoon workshop and book launch on Saturday, January 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. Explore opportunities in the field of illustration with artist/author John Roman, whose recently released e-book, “50 Markets of Illustration” provides insight into finding the right market for your artist talents to flourish. From comic strip and biological illustration, to tattoo artistry, military art, and more, this valuable overview will assist any freelance illustrator’s job and career search, opening up different and lesser-known aspects of the industry. A book launch and reception for the book will be held, starting at 4 p.m.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., join Roman and such award-winning illustrators as Dennis Dittrich, Lynn Pauley, Irena Roman, and Mario Zucca, for a panel discussion on making it in the illustration field—topics will include: understanding the realities of the current market; finding your passion and translating that to the industry; the importance of specializing; and breaking new ground. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity for audience questions, and portfolio reviews from 3 to 4 p.m.; artists are invited to meet with panelists for advice on possible directions.

Admission to the event is free with Museum admission; free for Museum members.

John Roman is a freelance illustrator who specializes in technical, architectural, and illustrated map art. His clients have included Time Inc., The National Park Service, The Massachusetts Audubon Society, Marriott Hotels, King Features Syndicate, “Golf Digest Magazine,” and The Thoreau Society. Roman is also an Assistant Professor of Illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. He has won many awards for his illustration work from exhibitions such as The New York Society of Illustrators, The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He is a graduate of The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. Visit the artist’s website at

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