I’m proud to announce the launch of a new “category” of posts. Each week a visual artist will be showcased on our blog. Illustrators, graphic artists, painters, photographers will show off some of their best works.
This week’s featured artist is cartoonist Mark Armstrong, who has this to say about his art:
“I grew up in Cooperstown, NY, I live in rural New Hampshire (USA).
I have a B.A. in mathematics.
Started freelancing full-time in June, 1989.
Bought my first computer and started learning Photoshop in 1997.
Have always specialized in humor, and I believe humor can be used to make a serious point. I can do “straight” illustration, but it doesn’t come naturally to me. I always want to include a humorous twist. Started out as a cartoonist. Got good at caricatures by drawing people at parties. Gradually migrated to illustration because paying cartoon markets have been in serious decline for years.
The bulk of my work has been editorial, mostly magazine illustration, but I’ve done a little bit of everything, including: political cartoons; magazine gag cartoons; caricatures; greeting cards; cartoon maps; info-graphics; book covers; t-shirt design; a self-syndicated comic strip; advertising and promotional art; poster design; coloring book line art.
Currently trying to transition to self-publishing, and selling my work online.”