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Kate Greenaway’s Influence on Children’s Fashion

Victorian-era English illustrator Kate Greenaway drew children’s clothing with such care, imagination and detail that she inspired a line of clothing.

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Kraken Vs. Kraken! (Then and Now)

The image on the left is from an 1802 book called Histoire naturelle generale et particulière des Mollusques by Denys Montfort. The image on the right is one I came across today, from 2004, listed as original children’s book art by Tom Leonard, and called Mysterious Giant Squid. The Kraken hasn’t changed much in 202 […]

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The Art of Garth Williams

The art of Garth Williams, illustrator of Charlotte’s Web and much more.

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Everything Is Going To Be OK

Everything Is Going to Be Ok.

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Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was often a dynamic, intense, crazed caricature on paper, but there’s much more to the story – some of that is now told in graphic biography form.

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Beautiful Antique Gardening Book: Vegetables, Fruits and More

Just so we’re clear – I do not have anywhere close to $1200 to spare to spend on a book (though…mortgage payments are so overrated). But if I did, I’d choose this one. I can’t stop looking at the images the bookseller included on the listing. The book is called The Instructive Picture Book; Or […]

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Howard Pyle: The Man Who Rewrote History

Howard Pyle was an American author and illustrator whose influences can be seen in Robin Hood, pirate tales both vintage and contemporary, and much more.

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Batman’s Joker Meets Dr. Seuss

More fantastic art from DrFaustusAU, the same artist who brought us the Dr. Seuss and Cthulhu mashup. This time, it’s Dr. Seuss and The Joker. Love it.

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R. Crumb on His Rejected New Yorker Cover

The ever-blunt illustrator R. Crumb talks about his art being rejected by The New Yorker.

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Berserk but Beautiful: Ralph Steadman’s Illustrations

Ralph Steadman is an English illustrator with a talent for caricature. His drawings have been called chaotic, frenetic and twisted. We call them weird and wonderful.

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