Richard Scarry. The name first came to me after my brother was born in the early 70s and several of Scarry’s books found their way into our household. Compared to the typical Sesame Street books, these immediately caught my eye. In fact, I probably spent as much time as my brother poring over the pages and marveling at the personalities Scarry was able to inject into his charming animal characters. They didn’t even seem like animals at all…but people I knew. Having drawn mostly drag racing cars up until then,... Read The Rest →
The New York Observer calendar was a yearly insert until the narrower format redesign of the newspaper forced it’s exclusion. It was always great fun working with illustrator David Chelsea on the images. The text was written by the ever witty Alexandra Jacobs who was kind enough to edit at will whenever we could not find a way to make both the image and her text fit harmoniously.