Pete Beard’s Unsung Heroes of lllustration

This just popped up in my feed. Wonderful. Kurt Weise alone as covered in just this recent video was a standard in my search through books at Landon Library on Quebec Street – when you went up the stairs, left, right and straight back to the corner shelf of children’s books.

The stylization and litho textures and flexible brush lines are something I unconsciously emulate. Though I don’t recall much of the story of Ping, The Five Chinese Brothers, or Fish In The Air, I know I chose books to read based on the pictures and art alone. Is another great Illustrators place.

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