Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Value with C.W. Anderson
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the average person knew something about riding, and illustrators were allowed to work in black and white for children's storybooks, C.W. Anderson used lithograph illustrations in partnership with his own written stories (ranging from pedestrian adventures to wild-west tales). I'm working on getting my hands on a few editions--despite their breathtaking quality, my local library is getting rid of their old copies...because the illustrations aren't kiddy enough, I guess. Bah, humbug. His range of grays is amazing, and I think he's channeling a lot of Durer with that top cover's lights and darks.