While working on last week’s post about my lack of reading as a kid, I was also thinking who was an early inspiration to my artwork. As I wrote I looked at the pictures and made up my own story the first book that came to mind was “The King with Six Friends” by Jay Williams illustrated by Imero Gobbato the illustrations are gorgeous I still have my copy from a kid; and you thought I was going to say Maurice Sendak.
(I did not grasp the beauty of the work till early teens)
|Inside picture book artwork|
Sorry I am having trouble finding the right lead into what I want to say.
While I was putting together my thoughts for last week post Mr. Sendak was on my mind; I was searching the web for something else and I stumbled on to an interview of him, and then I discovered via link that a new book of his is coming out and I said “Books of Wonder here I come!” and this weekend I did The book is beautiful with its vibrant watercolors and you can see who were Mr. Sendak’s influences in life.
You can read and see images from the book “My Brother’s Story” on