Congratulations to Victo Ngai for winning a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for her image on the Tor.com story, “Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill.” To say Victo is a rising star is an understatement—a young illustrator whose work has been ulitized by any number of publications and advertising firms, including The New York Times, The New Yorker.
“Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill” was not an easy assignment—a fantasy story in which the magical element could not be visualized. Victo made a compelling dreamscape from it. One that catches a reader’s attention in an instant and begs them to come closer and linger.
The Society of Illustrators Annual Awards are one the premiere showcases for outstanding work created worldwide throughout the year. Thousands of entries are received and juried by a team of illustrators and art directors. It is truly an honor to be selected for the annual, and a great honor to be one of the few chosen for a medal.