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." He was also influenced by the style of gag cartoonist Virgil Partch.
Woodcuts by Justin Kempton : view gallery
photo of sticker graffiti in LA: Justin Kempton
photo from plane: Justin Kempton
text: There Is A Voice Inside Of You That Whispers All Day Long, "I Feel That This Is Right For Me, I Know That This Is Wrong." No Teacher, Preacher, Parent, Friend Or Wise Man Can Decide What's Right For You- Just Listen To The Voice That Speaks Inside.... Shel Silverstein
photo: Justin Kempton