Dear James: Letters to a Young Illustrator Hardcover – Oct 13 2009
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"Under the guise of letters of advice to a young illustrator, R. O. Blechman has written a profound and witty discourse on the nature of all creativity, not just the artistic kind. It reads like a nimble treatise on life itself." —John Ashbery
"This little book is professionally essential, as well as sweet and wise." —Milton Glaser, author of Drawing is Thinking
"I often receive letters from struggling young artists looking for, begging for, advice. I shall point them to this book for it says all they need to know." —Maurice Sendak
About the Author
R.O. Blechman, born in Brooklyn 1930, is an American animator, illustrator, children s book author, graphic novelist, and editorial cartoonist. In 1984, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animated Programming for The Soldier s Tale. In 1999, he was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and in 2011 he received the National Cartoonists Society's Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also known for The Juggler of Our Lady (1953), Alka-Seltzer commercials, and multiple New Yorker covers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Encouraging, insightful, humorous, moving -- I felt that I had tripped over a wonderful bounty of private correspondence between a wise mentor and an eager beginner. This is a book to be read, and then re-read, and then re-re-re-read. I plan to keep it on the shelf, next to my favorite-quotation journal. Treat yourself!
I've always considered Mr Blechman's art to be thoughtful, witty and sensitive and his writing echos exactly the same feeling. A little treasure I shall re read many times.
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