In May, Melissa Washburn and seven other illustrators launched Crush Illustration Collective. These illustrators dwell in seven different states; in three different time zones; on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in between.
It all started at ICON, The Illustration Conference, in Austin in July of 2016. A Facebook group was formed post-conference where over two dozen illustrators share work-in-progress and gather feedback—a virtual critique group. Out of this group, Crush Collective was born. We’ll be posting monthly challenges, sharing news of both group and individual projects and work, and keeping up a lively dialogue on social media.