View More ...A post from Elizabeth Haidle, Illustoria’s art director:

“I was recently visiting the Kansas City Art Institute, as a guest artist this fall. I ran a special assignment, asking students to illustrate a topic related to food, pairing words with their images in any style of their choosing. I was pleased with their surprising variety of responses: family recipes, history of food, cultural traditions, comic journalism featuring food, even food-related ethical concerns. Some went the scientific route, with food diagrams and food traveling through the digestive tract. (Yuck, but fascinating!)

Since the holiday season usually revolves around food with family and friends—the topic of FOOD is on everyone’s mind these days. I wanted to share a few of my favorites, with commentary by the artists about why they chose the subject matter & concept:”