The Art Center College of Design library has a large collection of materials relating to illustration. To get started on the subject, you may wish to consult the following:
American Illustration [annual publication]
Call Number: REF 741.60973 A512
Full set of this title available in the Reference section of the library. Library also has some circulating copies.
Illusive : contemporary illustration
Call Number: REF 741.64090511 I29 2009
Includes the work of Jeff Nishinaka (ILLU '82) is an Art Center graduate.
The sourcebook of contemporary illustration
Call Number: 741.6409051 S724 2009
Includes work by graduates of Art Center College of Design: Mike Bertino, Nathan T. Ota, & Ophelia Chong.