Official Press Release
The artwork from the series SENTRY/HULK by Bill Sienkiewicz and Jose
Villarrubia and FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234 by Jae Lee and Villarrubia was chosen
for the 44th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Illustrators to be shown in
the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration and featured in
the book ILLUSTRATORS 44. These exhibit and book showcase the best American
Illustration of the year and they are the most prestigious of its kind. This
year, for the first time, the exhibition includes sequential art. The
opening will take place on February 5th.
Here’s more information about the exhibit and the book:
The Society of Illustrators
Museum of American Illustration
128 East 63rd St.
New York, NY 10021
Feb. 6 – Feb. 23, 2002
“44th ANNUAL EXHIBITION, SEQUENTIAL CATEGORY”
A new component of the Annual Exhibition for those uses where the sequence
of images is necessary to fully illustrate the idea. The final art will be
exhibited for such projects as: Animation (TV, film, WEB, video games),
Comix, graphic novels and art journalism.
The Society of Illustrators Annual of American Illustration remains the
original and most comprehensive compilation of illustration on the market,
and Illustrators 44 is by far the best reference source for the latest
trends in an ever-changing industry. Each year a jury of professionals
selects, from over 6,000 entries, Gold and Silver medals for excellence in Editorial,
Book, Advertising, Institutional, Sequential and Uncommissioned/Unpublished
Illustration. The results are presented in this valuable reference: over 500
dazzling, full-color examples of innovative, exciting work by established
illustrators. Illustrators 44 is an indispensable sourcebook of classic
solutions, intriguing ideas, and creative insight.