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Ed Shems


Ed Shems, Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Ed Shems is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been illustrating and graphic designing for more than 25 years.

Ed works in the education market as well as for middle grade books and early readers. He also writes, storyboards, and designs animated shorts for large and small companies.

Ed’s current obsession is with writing and illustrating chapter books, graphic novels and comics.

Ed is the Special Guests Coordinator for the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), where he manages comic creators from around the world.


Cartooning,Graphic Design,Illustration

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  • Images within Guild Member Portfolios are for Web browser viewing only.
  • Any unauthorized downloading or duplication of images is prohibited by copyright law.
  • Use of the images, including comp usage, must be negotiated with the creator of the image prior to any use.

We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.