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A Paper Zoo: A Collection of Animal Poems by Modern American Poets, sel. by Renee Karol Weiss, illustrations by Ellen Raskin, 1968, The Sloth A Paper Zoo, illustration by Ellen Raskin, 1968, back cover Enchanted Savannah,...
Book covers and ephemera from the collection of the tumblr "Jell-O Biafra Says" Joe started "Jell-O Biafra Says" in March 2013 and has already posted 1767 scans from his towering thrift store hoard. Here's a selection of my faves. (In case you are...
Jacket design by Ellen Raskin Another writer mentions Victor Hugo in a diary entry (see post on Jules Renard). Julian Green, from Diary 1928-1957, entry for May 25, 1929:"Victor Hugo was a madman who took himself for Victor Hugo." Cocteau...
I'm a long-time fan of (and contributor to) Ang Wyman's flickr group Eye Candy, which features "Trippy Hippy kids books from the 60's and 70's ." Ang—a Brooklyn-based artist and instructor—also started a blog recently to document her personal...
Yesterday NYRB published Poem Strip, a pioneering graphic novel by the great Italian writer Dino Buzzati (1906–72). I'll be featuring images from Poem Strip on Thursday (with NYRB's permission). I wanted to first highlight some of his other work,...