Featured Author  Shel Silverstein

Born in Chicago, Silverstein began drawing at age five by tracing the works of Al Capp, as he later recalled, "The first thing I did was copy Al Capp. He really influenced me. It was the most wondrous thing for me. Al Capp knew how to draw people, shapes, bodies, hands. He knew how to draw well, so I learned how to draw well."[3] He was also influenced by the style of gag cartoonist Virgil Partch.

Portrait Credits

Woodcuts by Justin Kempton : view gallery