Keri Smith Illustrator
For those of illustrators new and old that are trying to make their way in the biz of illustration, you have to visit the web site of Keri Smith. She has great work, and the hilarious pick-me-ups that she had on her site. If you've had a rough time of it lately in the the competitive world of illustration go to her site for a good laugh. Check out the "How to feel miserable as an artist", "100 ideas", and "The Artist's Survival Kit". I LOL and felt better about the biz of illustration. It's a hard road but once you get there I gather you appreciate it so much more.
She has a practical page on "How to start as an illustrator" and I find that a lot of what she says makes sense.