Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Illustrators are dark creatures

Today was a day of learning interesting/strange things about a few different illustrators that I love.

Number 1

I can't believe I have never heard of Chihiro Iwasaki before. Julia just clued me in on this amazing Japanese illustrator who has illustrated dozens of books and even has two museums dedicated to her in Japan.

I feel like I've been missing out on inspiration.

Number 2

I just found out that one of my favorite illustrators, Evaline Ness, was married to the legendary Eliot Ness, leader of the Untouchables and adversary of Al Capone and prohibition in Chicago in the 20's and 30's.

OK. I realize they have the same last name, but still.

Number 3

So I didn't realize that Harry Horse died last year. He's been coming out with more books than ever, so I never would have guessed. The details surrounding his death shocked and horrified me and left me with a feeling-not-well-placed. I can't even write it here, so I'll just link it.

I realize that by writing this, I'm showing how out of date I am. So be it.

1 comment:

Julia Denos said...

CHIHIRO!!! don't you feel like she is a friend? just by her artwork? I would like to have been her friend.

I can't believe the news about Harry Horse... :(