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.
http://illustrationart.blogspot.com Is another great Illustrators place.