October 30, 2015

Richard Solomon Team at Visual Connections Expo

This past Wednesday Richard Solomon and staff attended the Visual Connections Expo in Manhattan. It was a great meet and greet session where we saw art directors we've worked with before and made new connections! It was a great annual event and a great way for creative professionals find new sources for illustration, photographer, and stock images. Its a free event for creative professionals so keep an eye out for the Expo next year and be sure to attend!


An early view of the Expo


Richard and staff member, May Parsey answering questions


A view of the expo in full swing


Richard and artists representative, Tim Mendola, catch up and compare notes


Richard reuniting with the World Book's art director, Tom Evans

Maria Corte Maidagan - Ebola Long Cut, World Health Organization & The European Commission

Maria Corte Maidagan collaborated with Barcelona based studio, The Others, to create this in depth beautiful video, educating the people of Europe about Ebola and how to help. The video was commissioned by the World Health Organization and the European Commission. Maria illustrated all of the characters and all the scenes, The Others took care of the animation. So awesome to see Maria's work come to life!






Check out more from Maria Corte Maidagan here

October 29, 2015

The Walking Dead

RSAR Newsletter
 
Richard Solomon Artists Representative
 
The Walking Dead
 

Jack Daly

"Horror is beyond the reach of psychology."

- Theodor Adorno

 
 

David Palumbo

"We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness - better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth."

- Alison Gopnik

 
 

Niklas Asker

"I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next."

- George A. Romero

 
 

Ricardo Martinez

" These days, it's kinda hard just to make the buried stay Our subject's not alive, but he fakes it anyway We told him he was dead, and he'd better lie down But he just waved at us as he shambled into town"

- Pretty Spry (For a Dead Guy)

 
 

Bill Sanderson

"If thou openest not the gate to let me enter, I will break the door, I will wrench the lock, I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors. I will bring up the dead to eat the living. And the dead will outnumber the living."

- The Epic of Gilgamesh

 
 

Charles Chaisson

"The foulest stench is in the air The funk of forty thousand years And grisly ghouls from every tomb Are closing in to seal your doom"

- Vincent Price

 
 

Gregory Manchess

"It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters."

- Mary Shelley

 
 

Michal Dziekan

"Sometimes dead is better."

- Stephen King

 
 

Mark Elliot

"Corpses... lumbering, rotting cadavers. What contrivance could have wrought this... this... abomination? Diseased science? Blasphemous occult rituals? How could something so, so dead... yet be so... alive?! And hungry! They lust for flesh! Human flesh! And feast on all the sweetbreads a man has to offer..."

- Dr. Maximillian Roivas

 
 

Tim Bower

"Life after life, you won't need flowers on your grave. You won't need prayers; you have no mortal soul to save."

- Dracula (The Musical)

 
 

Sam Spratt

"I hate the undead. All dead, but yet still alive. Makes a mockery of me job."

- The Grim Reaper (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)

 
 

Patrick Arrasmith

"This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

- Amanda Hocking

 
 

Jason Seiler

"There is a universal fascination with the living dead. There is more to a zombie story that a bunch of corpses attacking the living. The real power of such a story lies with the undercurrent of hopelessness compounded by a very real instinct to survive."

- Julie Ann Dawson

 
 

Thomas Ehretsmann

"They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts."

- Joshua Sylvester

 
 

Douglas Smith

"The world's gone mad, he thought. The dead walk about and I think nothing of it. The return of corpses has become trivial in import. How quickly one accepts the incredible if only one sees it enough!"

- Richard Matheson

 
 

Piotr Jablonski

"If people don't wish to be eaten then they shouldn't taste so nice"

- Amy Mah

 
 

Edward Kinsella III

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
 

Goni Montes

"Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley"

- Alex garland

 
 

Karla Ortiz

"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."

- Peter (Dawn of the Dead)

 
 

Mark T Smith

"It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright."

- Erin Morgenstern

 
 

Chris Gall

"I think zombies have always been an easy metaphor for hard times. Because they're this big, faceless, brainless group of evil things that will work tirelessly to destroy you and think of nothing else."

- Seth Grahame-Smith

 
 

Tyler Jacobson

"Zombies are apocalyptic in nature. They belong to a class of monster that doesn't just hunt humans, but seeks to obliterate that entire human race."

- Max Brooks

 
 
       
Niklas Asker
Charles Chaisson
David Johnson
Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes
  Jack Daly
John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Maria Corte
Ted Wright
  James Bennett
CF Payne
Jason Seiler
  Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith

Ricardo Martinez

Mark Summers
  Piotr Jablonski
Tyler Jacobson
Karla Ortiz
Chase Stone
       
Mark Elliott
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Tran Nguyen
Kinuko Y. Craft
  Eric Drooker
Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith
  Michal Dziekan
Michal Lisowski
Oscar Ramos
Sylvain Sarrailh
  Tim Bower
Paul Cox
Leonard Peng
  Thomas Ehretsmann
Gregory Manchess
David Palumbo
Sam Spratt
 
 

Richard Solomon
Artists Representative

110 E. 30th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10016
  P:212 223 95458
richard@richardsolomon.com
 
 
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October 27, 2015

Borja Bonaque: Conflict Minerals: Is Your Supply Chain Compliant?, ACC Docket

Borja Bonaque was commissioned to illustrate the cover of the November issue of ACC Docket. The illustration accompanies the cover story about conflict minerals and their origins. Very interesting read and great illustration! Check it out!


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October 22, 2015

Jason Seiler - Man vs. Bull, Las Vegas Weekly

Last week Jason was commissioned the illustrate the cover for Las Vegas Weekly and their cover story about the Professional Bull Rider World Finals. The 2015 Super Bowl of bull riding has been dubbed the toughest PBR event yet and Jason definitely delivered the goods with this hard core cover.  Check it out!



Read the article here!
Check out more from Jason here!

Introducing Leonard Peng to the Richard Solomon Group!

We are pleased to announce our newest addition to our list of amazing illustrators, LEONARD PENG. A California native and MICA graduate, Leonard is now a Brooklyn transplant wowing his clients one piece at a time. Check out some of his work below!




See more from Leonard on our site!
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October 19, 2015

Mark Summers - Empires, Le Monde

Mark Summers was commissioned by French Newspaper/magazine to illustrate the cover for their October issue. The cover stories is about Serge Gruzinski, the director of studies at EHESS, and his explanation of his definition of what an "empire" is from Rome to Star Wars. Check out the beautiful cover below and check out the article here!



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October 14, 2015

Get a Move On!

RSAR Newsletter
 
Richard Solomon Artists Representative
 
Get a Move On!
 

Tim Bower

"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time. "

-John Berger

 
 

David Johnson

"The "Great Migration" from the South to the '"The Promise Land" of Chicago brought more African Americans here from Mississippi than any other state...With the migrants came the Delta blues that was the foundation of the classic postwar Chicago blues style."

-Mississippi Blues Commission

 
 

Ricardo Martinez

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

-David S. Wilcove

 
 

Tyler Jacobson

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. "

-James Madison

 
 

Chris Gall

"A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."

-Lao Tzu

 
 

Mark Elliot

"It is hard to begin to move when you don't know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there. "

-Peter Nivio Zarlenga

 
 

Douglas Smith

"In blazing a trail; in setting a standard, think of the highest and distinctive standard. If your contenders beat it, you still have the highest standard."

-Ernest Agyemand Yeboah

 
 

Thomas Ehretsmann

"Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. "

-Henry Johnston

 
 

John Mattos

"A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places. "

-Isabelle Eberhardt

 
 

Dongyun Lee

"They told me to grow roots, instead I grew wings."

-Lou

 
 

Niklas Asker

"I've never been one to stay still. I was born a nomad, and I still am a nomad and always will be. "

-Waris Dirie

 
 

Michal Dziekan

"Sometimes I feel very alone. I am a bit of a nomad. Many people in sort of emerging countries, emerging economies, find themselves displaced. So there is that sense, and so I'm part of a whole, I think, group of displaced people. "

-Charles Abani

 
 

Chase Stone

"... given the distances these nomads travel, the varied habitats they visit, and the hardships they face, it makes little sense to exclude them from a discussion of the plight of migratory species."

- David S. Wilcove

 
 

Oscar Ramos

"Long term travel is not an act of rebellion against society; it's an act of common sense within society."

-Rolf Potts

 
 

Maria Corte Maidagan

"As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. "

-Brian Moore

 
 

David Palumbo

"Pioneer: One who goes before to prepare or open up the way for others to follow."

-Oxford English Dictionary

 
 

Paul Cox

"For me, moving is always a big opportunity. It's just a enough of a shift in outlook that every time I move, it seems to open something up. "

- John Darnielle

 
 

Gary Kelley

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. "

-Walt Disney

 
 
       
Niklas Asker
Charles Chaisson
David Johnson
Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes
  Borja Bonaque
Jack Daly
John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Maria Corte
Ted Wright
  James Bennett
CF Payne
Jason Seiler
  Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith

Ricardo Martinez

Mark Summers
  Piotr Jablonski
Tyler Jacobson
Karla Ortiz
Chase Stone
       
Mark Elliott
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Tran Nguyen
Kinuko Y. Craft
  Eric Drooker
Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith
  Michal Dziekan
Michal Lisowski
Sylvain Sarrailh
Oscar Ramos
  Tim Bower
Paul Cox
  Thomas Ehretsmann
Gregory Manchess
David Palumbo
Sam Spratt
 
 

Richard Solomon
Artists Representative

110 E. 30th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10016
  P:212 223 95458
richard@richardsolomon.com
 
 
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