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"But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon." -- Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

My biography of Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss is now available.

       Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature is now available. 88 illustrations. Cover by Chris Ware.

       My blog has yet more information about the Biography, Crockett Johnson, Ruth Krauss, and Barnaby.

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature

Barnaby Volume One: 1942-1943

Barnaby Volume 1: 1942-1943

       In March 2013, Fantagraphics will publish Barnaby Volume 1: 1942-1943, which I co-edited with Eric Reynolds. It's the first of a 5-volume series that will collect all of Barnaby in its original run (1942-1952). Daniel Clowes designed the book, and it features essays from Chris Ware, Jeet Heer, Dorothy Parker, and me.

       My blog has yet more information about the Biography, Crockett Johnson, Ruth Krauss, and Barnaby.

 


 
 

Harold

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