Friday, April 21, 2006

Yogi Bear and the Cranky Magician

Another classic illustrated by Mel Crawford, circa 1963. I added some more samples from this book at my flickr page for Mel Crawford. I previously posted about Mr. Crawford's work here. Also, check out Clarke Snyde's excellent blog Inspiration Grab-Bag and see his post of Mel Crawford's Pebbles Flintstone Little Golden Book.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Communication Arts: Illustration 47

The above illustration of mine was recently selected to be in Illustration Annual 47, the July '06 issue of Communication Arts. I've long admired the works that appeared in the CA Illustration Annuals, so it's really gratifying to have made it into this year's edition, my first ever! The piece originally was done as a job for Atlanta Magazine. Also, you may remember it from a previous Illustration Friday post from last December.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mr. Jolly's Sidewalk Market

In consecutive 2 page spreads, one for every month of the year, the activity surrounding Mr. Jolly's Sidewalk Market is depicted in this charming wordless book. Story and pictures by Laura Jean Allen, published in 1963. To see more images, go to my flickr page, or drop on over to The Retro Kid for even more great vintage children's printed goodies from the mid 20th century.

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(detail from November spread)