Friday, January 6, 2017

Sensational World-Wide Tour

Ma! Dad! Leo the Lion is gonna be here! In person! I wanna go see him! Can we? Huh, can we? . . . Awwwww, why not?

1930s poster

Monday, December 12, 2016

Uniquely Personal Perspective

Thank goodness for Hannes Bok, bringing a uniquely personal perspective to the art of illustration.

Hannes Bok — Fantasy Fiction — June 1953

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Spooooky

A spooky illustration from a spooky book for a spooky time of year:

Frederick Simpson Coburn — frontispiece for 1899 Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Voyages Extraordinaires

A fantastic inspiration from the 1860s for Edgar Rice Burroughs' later Pellucidar series.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Superimposing Change

And this is the sort of residence that an alchemist would have resided in (or perhaps STILL resides in), inhabiting a cold dark room with a single window on the upper floor lit by a lonely light deep into the night, ever attempting to alter elements or at least effect a superimposing change upon self.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Great Pleasure

Alchemists took great pleasure in studying what came before.