Thursday, December 31, 2020

Pictures for a Year's End-No. 5

I'll close this series and the year with two illustrations for children's books, plus a magazine gag cartoon.

Kokomo native Norman Bridwell (1928-2014) may be renowned for his many books about Clifford the Big Red Dog, but he also illustrated this one featuring a small brown dog. The book is How to Care for Your Dog (1964), and the author is Jean Bethell. 

Jared Lee (b. 1943) is another well-loved children's book illustrator. He was born in Van Buren, Indiana, and now lives in Ohio. The picture shown here is from Monster Manners by Joanna Cole. It was published in 1985.

Finally, a drawing by Clyde Lamb (1913-1966) from the cartoon collection The Jokeswagon Book (1966), published during the Volkswagon craze of the 1960s. Lamb wasn't born in Indiana, nor did he go to school here or teach here or work here. Instead he was incarcerated in the Hoosier State in the 1930s and '40s. After gaining his freedom, he drew gag cartoons and created full-color illustrations for calendars published by Brown and Bigelow of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Text copyright 2020 Terence E. Hanley

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