Category: events

5/30/19

A recap of Susan’s fanastic trip to NYC

What happens when you set agent Susan McCabe loose in NYC to visit art directors? Watch and see some pix from her visit last week!

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Intrepid agent Susan McCabe in Manhattan

 

The art directors loved getting these luscious magazines of our artists’ work for children’s books and for greeting cards.

AD’s: Contact us and we’d be happy to send you a copy!

 

Susan visited with folks from a number of publishing houses…

Here’s Liam Donnelly and Tracy Shaw of Jimmy Patterson Books. They’ve done a few books with our artist Hsinping Pan.

 

Sneak Peek! Susan shot this photo of the proofs of Hsinping Pan’s gorgeous new book with Jimmy Patterson entitled Bigger Words for Little Geniuses, due out September 2019. Speaking of language, Hsinping is fluent in English and Taiwanese, having lived in both Los Angeles and Taipei.

 

Helen Dardik & Carolyn Gavin’s watercolor workshop

Susan absolutely loved attending Helen’s and Carolyn’s fantastic watercolor workshop in Brooklyn on the same weekend.
Helen and Carolyn will be teaching more workshops! Check out www.helendardik.com/workshops for info on future workshops.

 

Noted show

The hot new stationery show, Noted, in Brooklyn, was a success! Here, Susan visits with the lovely folks at Seedlings (with Anne Bentley cards.)

Shanliegh Heelan (left) and Mary Catherine Heelan (right)

 

It’s always wonderful to see projects fully realized. Susan snapped this shot of these brand new card sets for Roger La Borde by Kendra Binney, which were revealed at the Noted show.

 

Anne Bentley and Katie Vernon for Roger La Borde

 

Some of Kendra Binney’s cards spotted at the Calypso booth.

 

Susan enjoyed visiting Creative Director Monica Brandrup of the lovely card company, Up With Paper.

 

Pop-up card by Rebecca Jones for Up With Paper.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
4/30/19

BIG NEWS! Plus animated Hank Williams, Susan’s going to NYC, and more!

We love photographing our artists’ illustrated products as they come in. Hope you enjoy them!

Plus, our big news is…we have taken on a new artist! I scooped her up from seeing her work in my MATS courses over the years. Her work has a fresh look and was often was selected to be in my MATS reviews. We’re getting her up on the site, and once that’s done, we’ll announce who she is.

 

ART DIRECTORS: Agent Susan McCabe will be in NYC May 16-19 showing the new artist’s work plus our brand-new collections of available card art and our children’s book portfolio of the very best work. Be sure to contact Susan to schedule a visit. Not in NYC? We’re happy to send you a magazine-style portfolio of the card art or the children’s book art to keep for reference. Just give us a shout.

 


 

Daniel Roode

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Walter Foster Publishing

 

Rebecca Jones

Greeting Card for Sellers Publishing

 

Puzzle to Go for Mudpuppy

 

Asa Gilland

Greeting cards for Trader Joe’s

 

Flora Waycott

Greeting cards for Madison Park (left) and Sellers Publishing (right)

 

Anke Rega

Great spots in Better Homes & Gardens “Do It Yourself” Magazine

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
1/14/19

Anke Rega animation, new art and my MBA course starts today!

Lots of goodness for you–an animation and brand-new art.
News: Join me for our MBA (Money BadAss) course which begins today.

 

Anke Rega
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Anke Rega

 

Katie Vernon

It’s almost time for our 3rd ANNUAL Lilla’s Art MENAGERIE!

 

On February 5th, we will reveal over 200 pieces of new work that our artists have created in response to five assignments and color palettes that I’ve given them, from florals to editorial.
The gorgeous work is now streaming in to the Studio and will be available to art directors in a password-protected gallery. In a way, it’s sort of like a trade show of our own where art directors can see lots of brand new work but in the comfort of their workspace.

 

 

MBA class starts today! Sign up here.

Our 3-week online intensive starts today!
Beth Kempton and I created this course for all the creative people that asked us how to make their creative lives financially successful.

 

My awesome co-teacher Beth Kempton. Read more about her here.

 

Beth’s first book on the left, and mine on the right.
Me: former illustrator, art agent, author, and e-course founder.
Beth: Author, e-course founder, business whiz, and much more.

 

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Trina Dalziel
Illustrations for Better Homes & Gardens

 

Sarah Papworth for the Washington Post

 

Rebecca Jones for Campbell Books

 

 

Children’s book illustrations from class

 

Julia Christians

 

Kendra Binney

 

Helen Dardik for Éditions Auzou

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
10/10/18

Our Retreat Recap! See how we have fun while schmoozing with art directors.

We were thrilled to host our 5th Annual Artists & VIP Retreat at my home a few weeks ago. I’d love to share some of the highlights with you.

Above: Anke Rega, of Berlin, shows some of the artists a nifty way that she makes masks and layers on Photoshop.

Here’s the loveliness that was on Anke’s screen.

Below: Meet one of our newest artists, Åsa Gilland, who traveled from Indonesia for our event. Here, she shears some denim on craft day.

Above: Sarah Walsh drawing with a white paint pen on blue gouache.

Here I am salivating over Sarah Walsh’s art at our one-on-one speed dating. People, it’s all about the shoes, let’s face it.

 

Above: I should never leave these three alone. From right: Zoe Tucker, Brighton, England, Children’s Book Art Director who delighted all the artists with her expertise. Center:Artist Mara Penny of Oakland; Left: Zoe’s irreverent and lovable sister Dr. Kirsty Sinclair.

Above: Katie Vernon shows the artists images from her recent artist residency in Iceland.

Below: Clairice Gifford and Kendra Binney relaxing for a moment after Speed Art Dating with the Art Directors.
Senior Agent Susan McCabe with Storey Publishing Creative Director Alethea Morrison.

Below: Katie Vernon (Arizona), Anne Bentley (San Francisco)and Mara Penny (Oakland) finding pages in their books to show me for this photo.
Below: Artist Sarah Walsh with the BlueQ team Steve Wardlaw, Art Director, and Silka Glanzman, Designer, for Speed Art Dating. This is how we do business around here.

Tracy Shaw, Art Director, Jimmy Patterson Books, NYC, delighted us with her presentation on assigning book illustration.

I’m all about feeding my guests well. That lovely sloth plate was illustrated by Rebecca Jones forPetit Monkey.
Above: Senior Agent Susan McCabe with artist Anke Rega of Berlin.
 

We were honored to host Megan Gandt, Managing Art Director, Compendium, Seattle, and Ceci Butler, Designer, Design House Greetings, Minnesota. Their insights into their respective industries were illuminating.

We devote a load of time at the Retreat for the artists to do teach-ins, where they show an art supply they love, share a tech hack, etc. Here, artist Jennifer Potter (San Francisco) generously shows her speedy way to make technical pattern repeats.

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
Join me for my Illustrating Children’s Books starting this Monday, October 15th.
5/16/18

I want to show you these gorgeous portfolios

How to make your next project gorgeous in one easy step: Come to Surtex at the Javits Center May 20th – 22nd in NYC and let us show you our artists’ gorgeous portfolios, or simply contact us to see more!
Here’s a sneak peek at our latest newest portfolios which we will debut at Surtex.

This lovely cover is by Trina Dalziel.

Here’s a charming spread by Marenthe.

 

Houses and magic by Katie Vernon

 

The pretty floral cover by Flora Waycott

 

Here are just a few of the many portfolios you’ll enjoy at Surtex. Hope to see you there!

 

Drop by and see loads of fresh new portfolios. Want to make an appointment to see new work or meet the artists? Contact Susan McCabe and she’ll be delighted to arrange it.
Can’t make the show? No worries. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you with any of your art needs.
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

 

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5/8/18

One easy way to get great art for your project

How to make your next project gorgeous in one easy step: Come to Surtex at the Javits Center May 20th – 22nd in NYC and let us show you our artists’ gorgeous portfolios, or simply contact us to see more! 

From linens to wooden dolls–a few of the thousands of products our artists have licensed their work on. That big pillow with the cat face? That’s by Katie Vernon for Anthropologie.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the dozens of portfolios that our artists made for Surtex. Come see them in person (the books, that is, and even a few of the artists!)
This pretty portfolio spread is by Rebecca Jones.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the banners (tiny versions!) Come see the seven-foot-tall versions at our booth.
Wanna see what Anne Bentley’s banner looks like? Wait until you see her whole book!
Drop by and see loads of fresh new portfolios. Want to make an appointment to see new work or meet the artists? Contact Susan McCabe and she’ll be delighted to arrange it.
Can’t make the show? No worries. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you with any of your art needs.
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

 

P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

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1/12/18

MORE MENAGERIE GREATNESS!

 

If interested, contact Susan or Joanne to get link and password. Artwork will go fast!

1/10/18

OUR 2ND ANNUAL MENAGERIE IS NOW LIVE!

Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Step right up and see the show! It’s our 2nd Annual Lilla’s Menagerie! I am thrilled with all the great new work that my artists have created for this event, and I hope you are delighted!

Prepare to be amazed! Until this moment, no one outside of the Studio has seen these images!
Be sure to contact Susan or Joanne via email or call us at the studio: 781-641-2787 to get dibs on your favorite pieces. They will go fast!
Here’s a sneak peek, revealed here for the first time ever:
Like what you see? This is just the tip of the iceberg! Art directors: you should have received a link and password in our newsletter dated 1/10/2018. Contact Susan or Joanne if you did not.
We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!
XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
1/9/18

Our 2018 Art Mengerie goes live tomorrow! You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

We can’t wait to share our 2nd Annual Menagerie with you! You’re going to love the artwork that will be revealed tomorrow, January 10th in a private password-protected gallery.

We are making it super-easy for you to see loads of new work–without traveling. No flight, no hotel, no cabs! Our artists have created tons of brand-new work just for this online event.

You’ll be gobsmacked by the art that the artists have created for this. Revel in the beauty! Honestly, I’m curious to hear which images you love.

You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

Art by Sarah Walsh

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?
A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk tomorrow, January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email tomorrow at 9AM ET with a link and a special password where you can view the work. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password. Be poised to snap up the art you want because they go fast. Get ready to commission because our artists will book up.

Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners. 

 

We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!

XO
Lilla, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)

Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art. Class started yesterday but there’s still time to join me! Read more here.

1/8/18

A mermaid in a bathtub? A zebra brushing its teeth?

 

Get ready for our 2nd Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed this Wednesday, January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery.  

Art by Sarah Walsh

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards that I created just for this event. The trend boards are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created from the boards will blow you away.
Our artists have made loads of brilliant NEW pieces for the Menagerie! Subject matter ranges from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen and more.

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?

A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email this Wednesday with a link and a special password where you can view the art in a private online gallery. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password.

 

Art by Anne Bentley


Art by Zoe Ingram
Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners and more. 

 

XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art.  Class starts today! Read more here. Join us!

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