V&A Comic illustrator selected

February 11, 2009 in News

Karen Rubins has been selected for the Victoria and Albert Museum‘s first comic illustrator residency, as mentioned previously in Bloghorn. Karen, who draws in a manga style was also placed as a runner-up in last years Japanese Embassy’s Manga Jiman 150 Competition.

(via Forbidden Planet).

2 responses to V&A Comic illustrator selected

  1. I’m not entirely sure what an artist-in-residence actually does, but this seems a fashionable, safe choice. Ms Rubin is competent graphically, but her image – making for me, is too reliant on an already established comic fashion statement. V&A’s a big hitter. It could have chanced its arm on one of the far more original artists out there. Manga and Japanese legend’s getting a bit tired.

  2. I completely agree! I find her work to be a ‘safe choice’ and I’m very surprised that they didn’t go for someone with an unusual take on the form of a comic…

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