The Illustration Annual showcases outstanding illustration work from the U.S. and abroad. This year's Illustration Annual received 6,414 entries. The 244 selected entries show a trend toward more tightly rendered illustration and a higher percentage of series. Pixar Animation Studios is the technology feature. Lisa L. Cyr discusses challenges which create new opportunities for illustrators; Barbara Gordon offers insights on the changing freelance scene; and Gary Priester tests Macromedia FreeHand 9. Rounding out the issue's editorial content, Paulie Boutlis offers his theory of zen advertising; Gry Duehr urges taking back our public spaces and David Sterling offers mini-profiles of twelve designers and artists who have used their skills and talent to help others.