Linadona Botanica Tuscan Garden Botanicals to hang at Castello di Casole 

Linda Warner Constantino (Class of 2007), painter and President of Linadona Botanica, has joined with JBanks Design Group of Hilton Head, South Carolina, to put together an exclusive collection of original oil paintings, watercolors and giclee prints to grace the interior of the luxurious boutique hotel Castello di Casole—located outside of Siena, Italy—in the spring of 2012.


Visit us at Graduate Portfolio Days 2011!

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other information about the Hartford Art School Low Residency MFA in Illustration program.

Mark your calendars for these two events now, and spread the word to others who are interested in the program:

Saturday, October 29, 2011 12-4pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, November 6, 2011 12-4pm at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL


Visit Ryan Maguire (Class of 2012) at New York ComicCon Tomorrow!

Ryan Maguire (Class of 2012) will be holed up in a booth this Saturday, October 15, at the New York ComiCom in the Javits Center in New York City.

So if you have Saturday tickets (the event is officially sold out) make sure to swing by the Plastic City Toys booth and say hello!


3x3 International Illustrator Income Survey Now Available

3x3 Magazine's first annual Illustrator Income Survey, an 88-page handbook that details the incomes of 616 illustrators in a beautifully designed format, with lots of cool charts and graphs, is now available.

Order the print-on-demand version of the handbook for $30 through Blurb (where you can preview a limited number of pages for free) or get the downloadable .pdf for $5 through 3x3

If you'd like to participate in the survey next time around, contact 3x3 at with the subject line: Survey. Those who participate in the survey receive a free copy of the results.


ICON7 Presale Registration Open

Wow, ICON7 is no joke! Visit their fantastic new website, intended to function as a portal to the illustration community. Get in on presale tickets: only fifty available at $450, so get 'em while you can. Early registration is now available at several pricing levels—register now.

And while you're there, get a preview of the stunning poster. Reflecting the theme of this year's conference, Drawn Together, it's a collaboration between ICON7 speakers Chris Buzelli and Jessica Hische, art directed by board president, illustrator Jonn Hendrix.


Faculty Zina Saunders' Animations for Mother Jones: Two for Tuesday

Catch up on faculty Zina Saunders' recent animated political commentary for Mother Jones. Last week it was Archbishop Timothy Dolan's anti-gay sermon, this week billionaire Charles Koch is the man in the mirror, making an appeal to the billionaire in all of us.


Confessions of a Mixed Media Artist

Check out faculty Lisa Cyr's newly launched blog, Confessions of a Mixed Media Artist.

"Every attempt at the easel presents an opportunity to explore new tools, materials and processes. Without a set intention, I create. There are happy accidents that begin to happen. When I take chances and challenge the unknown, things that I could not have predicted occur. I find that when I begin to play, I open the door for discovery to enter. This blog is a documentation of my ongoing process of discovery." -Lisa Cyr