I had been interviewing fellow illusrators and publishing the article in a Japanese magazine called ILLUSTRATION （イラストレーション）for a little more than two years. The magazine is now going through a big direction change, and the popular feature of foreign (from Japanese point of view) illustrators have ended for now.
Illustration Friday has been kind enough to publish the full English version of the interviews on their site, and the last of them are up right now.
Shout Brian Stauffer Sam Weber
I specifically recommend these intervies to illustration students and starting out illustrators, who are working really hard but sometimes have doubt in their future as a professional artist. I am sure their words will inspire you, and encourage you to keep going.