Since 2009 IA has provided inspiration, education and resources to the illustration community in the form of interviews, feature articles, link directories and more. We also have a reputation for fighting for the rights of artists here on our website and on social media by amplifying voices calling for change, speaking out against bad behavior in the industry and generally promoting all that is good and positive in illustration.

Illustration Age is created and managed by Thomas James, professional Illustrator, Creative Director and Dungeon Master. Thomas has spent years engaging with the illustration community while developing his art and pursuing many creative passions. In addition to running IA he has served on the Board of Directors of the ICON Illustration Conference and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphic Artists Guild, and HOW Magazine. However, one of his most proud achievements in life is winning the Justin Hunter Award for Pageantry in the Whiskerino Beard Competition.

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Special thanks to those who have contributed to the work of IA over the years, including Mark Kaufman, Marc Scheff, Marjolein Caljouw, Michael Byers, Daniel Zalkus, Mike Freiheit, and Andrew Yates.