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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

       Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature (2012) 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 One: 1942-1943

       In 2013, Fantagraphics published Barnaby Volume One: 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.

Barnaby Volume One: 1942-1943

Barnaby Volume Two: 1944-1945

       In 2014, Fantagraphics published Barnaby Volume Two: 1944-1945, which I co-edited with Eric Reynolds. It's the second in our 5-volume series that will collect all of Barnaby in its original run. Daniel Clowes designed the book, and it features essays from Jules Feiffer, R.C. Harvey, Max Lerner, and me.

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

 


 
 

Harold

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