Roller Derby Artists by Bobby Dazzler (Robin Tatlow-Lord)

Kevin McCloskey recently asked me whether the handful of illustrators he had met who also play roller derby might be indicative of a larger trend – a connection between this growing sport and the world of illustration and comics – or if he was imagining that trend. I don’t think it’s imaginary at all: illustratorsContinue reading “Roller Derby Artists by Bobby Dazzler (Robin Tatlow-Lord)”

Robin Tatlow-Lord: Roller Derby Artist on a Roll

Women’s roller derby was a national sensation in the 1950’s. Today roller derby is again a sporting and pop culture phenomenon. I met the Australian illustrator and roller derby athlete Robin Tatlow-Lord in San Francisco last week. Robin learned to skate in South Australia, with Adelaide Roller Derby and currently skates with the Bay AreaContinue reading “Robin Tatlow-Lord: Roller Derby Artist on a Roll”

Kate Santee, Illustrator and Roller Girl!

Speaking of curious networking, another KU grad, Kate Santee, tells me she got to illustrate a book through folks she met in her role as roller derby racer!¬†Kate recently illustrated a chapter book for young readers. First in a series, Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close is written by Jan L. Lewis and Marcus Mohalland.¬† Kate’sContinue reading “Kate Santee, Illustrator and Roller Girl!”