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The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes

The Lion’s Cavalcade (1980) is a book of poems by Ted Walker and illustrated by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock. The above image accompanies the beginning verse: Lord of the Jungle. “Whatever can vex Leonis, the Lord of the Golden … Continue reading

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Raymond Peynet’s Lovers’ almanacs are so intensely French

The witty and fanciful artist and cartoonist Raymond Peynet was born on 16 November, 1908.  His early career in illustration began with Tolmer, a commercial art agency in Paris, where he drew labels for fragrances and chocolates boxes, and progressed … Continue reading

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A Moomin of Truth

The author and illustrator of the Moomin family books was Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson. Spending time in both Sweden and Finland, Tove Marika Jansson was born in Helsinki on 9th August, 1914. Brought up … Continue reading

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Trust but in whom take care

Inset is from “The true story of the Amazing adventure of Philip Ashton of his capture by pirates and of his escape” which is one of the illustrations by William Nickless  for the Daily Mail Boys Annual.  William Nickless began … Continue reading

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An Orchid Garden magazine – well fantasy that!

Der Orchideengarten (‘The Orchids-garden’) subtitled Phantastische Blatter or (‘Fantastic Pages’) was a short-run German magazine which was published from January, 1919 until November, 1921.  Published by Dreiländerverlag; each of its 51 issues contained 24 pages, printed on rough book paper. … Continue reading

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