The Kid Who Drew, 32 Years In An Attic, Giving Back, Finding a Rhythm
Danny Wilson is a Knoxville-based illustrator I became aware of as a senior in high school when a friend’s family business hired him to do some book covers. I was in awe of the cover illustration and inquired about it, and was thrilled to discover it was done by a local. To high school me, it was a chance to reach out and talk to a real, working commercial artist at a time when I was debating what to do with my life.
Danny is incredibly talented, wise, and humble – and he actively gives of his time and expertise to young artists and aspiring creatives of all ages. It was a blast catching up with him and hearing about his personal road to the role of seasoned illustrator. Definitely lots to dig into here. Enjoy!