Every year we go down to the Lower East Side's Angel Orensanz Foundation for the annual American Illustration book release party (except those two years it was someplace else—what was that all about?) Every year I have way too good a time. Really, way too good. It's one of the only times we get to meet, talk to, and hang out with our friends and idols in the industry. Often we find out they're all (with kid-like enthusiasm) fans of each other too, and that is why I love this business!
If you missed the party, it's ok, you can still check out the artwork.
All photos by Rick Theis