That Illustration as a discipline does not have a critical framework.
That the notion of Illustration as a distinct discipline has remained neglected.
As a kind of practice; the mechanisms for discussing the progression of the subject have relied on the description of outcomes with an over emphasis on how this effect or that technique are achieved with very little consideration of the social/political/ethical implications and resonances.
That the relationship with commerce as a discussion is underdeveloped and focussed on perpetuating a victim culture amongst practicing Illustrators.
The contention is that there is confusion over the role of Illustration - with a burgeoning interest in the subject at undergraduate level - the truth of what it is remains undiscovered.

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