1. Today’s Classic Children’s Books feature is David Johnson Leisk, better known by his pen name, Crockett Johnson. Best known today for his long-running comic strip, Barnaby, as well as the iconic series of children’s books, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Johnson is one of the most beloved cartoonists in the American lexicon. From his early political strips and satirical works to the magic realism of the children’s stories for which he is best known, Johnson is a master of the form, as evidenced by his superlative command of line, shape, characterization, and composition. His stories are loved and read the world over, and has made Johnson a truly timeless cartoonist.
Look out for a new collection of Johnson’s Barnaby strips, coming out June 15th from Fantagraphics (in a really pretty book designed by Daniel Clowes, with a foreword from Chris Ware)

    Today’s Classic Children’s Books feature is David Johnson Leisk, better known by his pen name, Crockett Johnson. Best known today for his long-running comic strip, Barnaby, as well as the iconic series of children’s books, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Johnson is one of the most beloved cartoonists in the American lexicon. From his early political strips and satirical works to the magic realism of the children’s stories for which he is best known, Johnson is a master of the form, as evidenced by his superlative command of line, shape, characterization, and composition. His stories are loved and read the world over, and has made Johnson a truly timeless cartoonist.


    Look out for a new collection of Johnson’s Barnaby strips, coming out June 15th from Fantagraphics (in a really pretty book designed by Daniel Clowes, with a foreword from Chris Ware)

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