illustrator illustrator  /ˈɪ lə ˌstreɪ tər/


  • (n) an artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.)


  1. Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre dishes on keeping secrets, Harry at 60 and the responsibilities inherent in bringing a favorite fictional character to life.
  2. But he was also an accomplished illustrator, painter and war artist.
  3. When the New Yorker set out last summer to satirize Michelle as a militant, country-hating black radical, it was no coincidence that the illustrator portrayed her with an Afro.


  1. The Writing's on the Wall | Capitol Quip

    Illustrator R.J. Matson's latest cartoon needs a caption.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  2. Author, illustrator to sign books at Plaid Peacock

    WATERLOO, Iowa --- Joshalyn Hickey will be signing her books at the Plaid Peacock, 316 W. Third St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, along with the books’ illustrator, Chaveevah Banks Ferguson.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

  3. Obituary: Secret of Mana artist and illustrator Hiro Isono

    Hiro Isono, the illustrator behind the gorgeous artwork in iconic Square RPG Secret of Mana and other Square games, passed away last month due to heart failure. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gamasutra

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  1. "He was telling stories on issues I could relate to. I wanted to be an illustrator but finally went into filmmaking," Lucas says.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: George Lucas Source: Washington Post

  2. Historian and critic Lewis Mumford wrote that "Sargent remained to the end an illustrator:the most adroit appearance of workmanship, the most dashing eye for effect, cannot conceal the essential emptiness of Sargent's mind".
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Lewis Mumford Source: Spoonfed

  3. "Hopper would have been a great production designer," Mr. Fisk said. "In art school I used to say, 'Oh, Hopper, he's just an illustrator,' but he grows on you. He simplifies images, and that's what production design is. If you understand the...
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: Jack Fisk Source: New York Times

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