Monday, November 26, 2007
Ever since I was little, I wanted to write and illustrate children's books. My goal to be a writer and illustrator is still alive...albeit barely. If only there were more hours in the day, and more discipline in my nature...
I may be "all grown up" but to this day, I still love fairy tales and collect children's books and fairy tale books, especially if they are old or exhibit amazing artwork. Some of my favorite illustrators are Michael Hague (my favorite collection is pictured to the the right), Maurice Sendak, Arthur Rackham and Maxfield Parish.
The reason I bring this all up is because I wanted to share this cool article I stumbled across today, that discusses the history of children's book illustrations. Check it out!
And if you have time, leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite storybook was when you were growing up as a child. My favorites were "The Little Mermaid" (NOT the Disney version) and "Snow White and Rose Red" (bet you didn't know Snow White had a sister). I've linked to the versions of these books/stories that I own. The illustrations for the Little Mermaid book are absolutely gorgeous!