ID: An Illustrator Dataset
I have compiled data on which illustrators are mentioned in what texts (1830-1970) and by whom; and used Tableau to make interactive visualizations for exploring the data. It's a giant interactive index for 121 history books that shows you how people's fame climbed or died over time, sortable by gender and specialization. Special attention is given to women's presence in the profession. Read the full details and download the bibliography.
My research interests
Primarily my work is about preserving, documenting, and analyzing historic illustration and illustrators. I also write on contemporary illustration and practice, visual communication, visual culture, and national identity.
I am an Associate Editor of The History of Illustration, the first textbook to appear on the subject.
I am also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Illustration.
In 2008 I began the Index of Canadian Illustrators. Additions and amendments to it are very welcome.
My 2014 dissertation, A Cultural Trade? Canadian Magazine Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880-1960, is about the ways nationalism was expressed in visual culture.
Illustrators I have published on or presented papers on include:
Anita Kunz (link coming after July 1, 2017)
Walter Haskell Hinton
Olive Allen Biller
Many Illustrators based in Victoria, BC
Canadian women who illustrated in Chatelaine in the 1930s
Arthur William Brown