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Gropen Associates hosts this directory as a free service to the community. We hope it helps you find just the professional you need!

We don't provide any of the services below.

Please do ask us about any financial or operational problems. We provide advice to publishers on an inexpensive "question-by-question" basis. We also offer software packages, helping you tackle common issues independently.

Contact us for assistance whenever you face a difficult situation. If it's not Marion's area of expertise, she probably knows who does cover it!

Archeographics is a design studio providing electronic layout and design/illustration services. We create pre-press layouts for a variety of uses, from brochures and posters to magazines, journals and books. Our specialties are maps and line art drawings for history, art, and archaeological publications as well as for museum and other such exhibits. We also create special fonts, individual letters and symbols. Our rates are competitive and our work is consistently of high quality.

Cindy Berglund
Caricatures by Cindy was recommended by another publisher on one of the lists I read.

Cartoon Resource
We will provide you with inexpensive cartoons that are exactly on-target for your name-branding, platform-branding, and specialty needs.

This cartoonist also does technical and educational line drawings and concert photography. He has a syndicated strip of political cartoons.

Dana Cooper
Dana has worked with major publishers including Chronicle and Workman. She works in oil, pen and ink, and watercolor. Her style tends to the whimsical and tropical.

Craig Howarth
Children's book illustrations in a slightly fantastic vein.

Howard David Johnson
Representational art in paintings and pictures in a wide variety of media dealing with themes of myth, legend, and history. Fairy paintings and fantasy illustration seem to be a specialty.

The I-Spot
This site has stock images and categorized illustrator portfolios. Search by several criteria and narrow the field. Fees seem to be reasonable.

This site has many examples of the artist's work and her qualifications. She does medical, technical and children's book illustrations.

Pen & Paper Art Gallery
This site, which focuses on role playing games, has an art gallery showing the work of many artists. All of the works shown seem to focus on fantasy or science fiction themes.

Picture Book
This site shows you a page for each illustrator, with several examples of his or her work. You can view the pages in batches of 20, and then zero in on the best for your job. Most focus on children's books.

RABZ Illustration
This site focuses on illustrations for fantasy, science fiction and romance genre books. The work is primarily in oils, but there is digital work as well.

Red Feather Maps
Red Feather Maps provides custom cartography and subcontracting services. Maps are created on the computer using the latest graphic design software and top of the line equipment. Services provided are design, production, editing, and research. The owner, Dana Gantz, has over 5 years of professional cartographic experience and has worked for companies such as the National Geographic Society,, and Equator Graphics, Inc

Samantha Wall
Freelance illustrator working in both paint and digital media.

Schattenberg Creative
Artist Kurt Ozinga does covers and illustrations, and has a very distinctive style. Your book won't look like you used clip art if he's working on it.

Substance Books Illustrators' Gallery
Our aim is to provide writers with access to the true range of interests and illustrating styles existing among today's artists who work with independent publishers.


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