Tuesday, March 07, 2006

John Parr Miller (1913-2004) What If?

This is the first in a series of posts on J. P. Miller. Of the classic Little Golden Book illustrators, J. P. Miller is probably my favorite. The following are from the his Little Golden Book, What If? written by Helen and Henry Tanous, first published in 1951.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Amid said...

Great JP Miller stuff! I wanted to point out something slightly related. The co-author of WHAT IF?, Henry Tanous, was an animator at Disney who worked on TOOT WHISTLE and SLEEPING BEAUTY among other things. There's a brief bio about him here. Just thought it was kind of interesting.

3/13/2006 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Amid said...

Just found one of Tanous's personal paintings here.

3/13/2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger eric sturdevant said...

Great info. Thanks for the links, Amid!

3/13/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Os Capaduras said...

I have this book!!!!!
:)

3/15/2006 5:28 AM  
Blogger Weissman said...

HURRAY for this one and Delwyn Cunningham, too! Hurray for you, Eric!

3/19/2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger eric sturdevant said...

Glad you guys like it!

3/21/2006 11:39 AM  
Anonymous J P Miller's niece said...

Hi Eric, Thanks for your beautiful presentation of my "Uncle John's" book What If? I'd love to have some communtication with you but can't seem to access your email. Thanks for honoring a wonderful,creative, and very witty man! I adored him!
Mary Miller

6/29/2006 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Terrence Chouinard said...

Ah J.P. Miller! No one can draw bears or children & animals flying through the air quite like him. I just discovered this blog and I am loving pouring over its posts.

1/18/2008 3:03 PM  

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