Sunday, February 26, 2006

Roger Bradfield

THERE'S AN ELEPHANT IN THE BATHTUB published in 1964, was the first children's book by Roger Bradfield. Check out the cover gallery on his web site to see more of his many titles. One of these books, PICKLE CHIFFON PIE, has been reprinted by Purple House Press with THE FLYING HOCKEY STICK to come this spring. I've got some more scans here and at The Retro Kid flickr group.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Dellwyn Cunningham

Here are some samples from a few books illustrated by Dellwyn Cunningham. Represented are: The Blowaway Hat 1946, What Am I? I'm A Churkendoose! 1946, and Fuzzy Friends in Mother Goose 1952. If you want to see more click on over to my flickr page.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Rare Cartoon Gallery

Christopher Wheeler has compiled an impressive collection of rare Charles Addams cover art which he has generously posted here for all our viewing pleasure. While you're at it, check out the rest of his vast cartoon collection. Included are photos of most of the 275 artists featured.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Janet LaSalle: SOUND

These illustrations by Janet LaSalle are from the book SOUND originally published in 1962 as part of an educational series by Follett Pubishing Company. Her deceptively simple illustrations also appear in BILLY'S NEIGHBORS, another educational book by Follett from 1957. Many lively images from this book can be seen at my flickr page.

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