3 years ago myself and some very talented fellow illustrators came together to interact, collaborate and support eachother in our careers, we do this under the name The Mighty Pencil. We’re a loose collective of professionals who, in this time, have published 2 self-promotional books and undertaken various online promotions in order to make names for ourselves and have our work seen by the right people worldwide. We do it because we are friends and we all love to illustrate, it’s simple. For the first time I am very happy to publish an official list of Mighty Pencil members, below, each with a link to that artist’s portfolio site, so please do have a browse.
While I’m here I also wanted to say that although I’m sorry to announce that we are not currently looking for new members, I can probably give you one piece of advice that could help you in your career… Do something. If you want to be part of a collective, or a team, or a studio, or an agency, then just make it. My peers and I felt like we needed something, so we made it. There is strength in numbers, there is more advice and support and experience in a group of peers, than there could ever be in any one person. Without any backing, advice or help from anyone outside of our circle of illustrators, we built something that makes me proud every day, and supports every one of it’s members in ways I just can’t explain in a simple blog post. Don’t feel like you’re missing out, you just haven’t formed your team yet.
Ben the Illustrator.
The Mighty Pencil members are..
Aaron Miller | Abi Daker | Allan Deas | Andrew Groves | Andrew Lyons | Ben the Illustrator | Bex Glover | Bubblefriends | Chris Leavens | David Cousens | Gaia Bordicchia | Gareth Axford | Guy McKinley | Julian James | Laura Barnard | Lesley Barnes | Louise McLennan | Marc Aspinall | Matt Taylor | McKibillo | Michelle Kondrich | Mr Yen | Mitch Blunt | Natsuki Otani | Patrik Boberg | Peskimo | Peter Crawley | Raid 71 | Robin Boyden | Ross Phillips | Sam Gilbey | Steph Baxter | Stephen Chan | Steve Antony | Steven Bonner | Stuart Whitton | Tom Hovey | Will Scobie | Zeptonn