In response, Foster started a publishing company in his home, where he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped and distributed the books himself.An artist in his own right, Foster created the company’s first title, How to Draw, which sold more than one million copies and is still in print today.By the end of the 1890s, the art poster had helped pave the way to a rapidly developing advertising industry that reverberates on Madison Avenue yet today.I am a cartoonist, writer, illustrator and all-round small person. ” – Mariah (location unknown, but I’m guessing probably Australia) retail : here wholesale: T-shirts are over at New Standard (USA) “Four Eyes” Greetings cards and homewares at Urban Graphic (UK) Gifts, cards and homewares at Ohh Deer (UK) and badges and magnets at Badge Bomb (USA) solo shows (selected) Ceci N’est Pas un Pug // Land Gallery, Portland OR (october-november 2012) gemma // Ó Galleria Porto, Portugal (november 2012) I Spy With My Little Eye @ Pictoplasma // Kunstbox, Berlin (april 2012) I Like You // cream espai creatiu, Barcelona (jan-feb 2012) graham is a weirdo // tatty devine, London (june 2011) group shows (selected) Work Party – British Comedy // London UK (dec 2014) Scout Books Art Show – Land Gallery, Portland OR (july 2013) SPACE!Additionally, this colorful 128-page book features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for rendering a range of early 20th-century fashions and theatrical costumes. Reprint - the highest book on the inside back cover "How to Draw" books list is "101 Heads"(#16). Art by Hal Rasmusson, Al Vermeer, Salvador Baguez, Russell Patterson, Don Flowers, Walter T.
In this way, and subsequently, in the hands of major artists such as Penfield, Will Bradley and Ethel Reed, the poster moved from the realm of commercial art to an elevated, artistic position.
Another noteworthy artist, Hal Rasmusson (Aggie Mack), wrote Modern Cartoon.
Roger Armstrong (Ella Cinders, Napoleon and Uncle Elby) was the author of How to Draw Comic Strips (1990).
Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.
A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher.