American Illustration 35 Winners Announced

American Illustration (AI-AP) announced the selected and chosen illustrators from a crowded field of almost 600 submissions. We’re happy to announce that several of our illustrators were included in the group of winners.

Decorative wildlife and nature illustration.John S. Dykes


Popeye illustrationDave Calver


Collage bird illustrationTom Cocotos


Digital illustration of man wearing suitPatrick George


Conceptual illustration of American flagOtto Steininger


Illustration of ocean cityNishan Akgulian


Conceptual, whimsical illustration of downtown city streetsMichael Sloan


Illustration of horse in fieldMartin Haake


Group of men wading in ocean.Gayle Kabaker


CD cover/cup and saucerPatrick George


Conceptual illustration a "sea of eyes"James Yang


Conceptual portrait illustration of Elvis Presley.Tim O’Brien


Conceptual portrait illustration of Napoleon Bonaparte.Tim O’Brien


3D illustration created by Richard Borge.Richard Borge


Conceptual illustration of a woman and child in carLauren Simkin Berke

Conceptual portrait illustration of women, different hairstyle/nationalities.Lauren Simkin Berke


Michael Sloan’s Interview with AI-AP Design Arts Daily

Michael Sloan was interviewed for AI-AP newsletter, DART, otherwise known as Design Arts Daily. Peggy Roalf, Editor in Chief at DART interviewed Michael for an ongoing series about contemporary illustrators.

In the interview Michael talks about the early life experiences that shaped him and propelled him towards a career in illustration. He spent these younger years soaking up the sights around him and using this to fuel his creativity. You can always find Michael with a sketchbook in hand documenting life’s moments.

See the full interview here and read about what Michael does with his day, who his favorite artists are, and lots more interesting tidbits.

An award winner three time over, Michael’s illustrations can be found all over the place from The New York Times to book covers and magazines. He has had solo exhibits here at home and in Hong Kong showing his traditional street scene paintings of Hong Kong.

Conceptual illustration showing a man looking out over the ocean.

Illustration of a parade float

Humorous and editorial illustration of a man fixing a household computer

Illustration showing healthcare tipping the scales.

Conceptual illustration showing old locomotive.

Michael Sloan for Earth Day!

Michael Sloan is known for breathing life into his illustrations and making a statement, whether it’s a humorous take on the entrenched lines of the political left and right or capturing the way of life in the Hong Kong street markets. Michael has such esteemed clients as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New Yorker, AARP, Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times, just to name a few.

Below are a few illustrations that have appeared in The Washington Post and call attention to all matters regarding Mother Earth. For Earth Day, this Wednesday, and every day, make sure to tend to her with loving care.

Humorous illustration showing geothermal energy

Geothermal Energy

Humorous illustration of a dinosaur sharing a bathtub with a man

The Water We Use is the Same Water That the Dinosaurs Used

Illustration showing Amazon rainforest deforestation

The Continuing Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest

Conceptual illustration showing air pollution in India and China with symbolic animals

Who Pollutes More? China or India?


©Michael Sloan