Illustrator of the Week: Frank C. Pape

Today I would like to share another of my favorite illustrators, Frank C. Pape. The first book I came across from him was Penguin Island, written by Anatole France,  about a partially blind monk who lands on an island of penguins and baptizes them. To solve the theological dilemma that arises from this mistake, God decides to turn the inhabitants into humans with only minor characteristics of penguins. The history of the island is thus given which parodies the history of France. In one part porpoises are alluded to the Vikings that had invaded France in the real world. Well anyway, check out some of his illustrations….

Penguin Island

Jurgen

 Frank C. Pape Gallery:
http://vintagebookillustrations.com/frank-cheyne-pape/
Check back later for other cool stuff and some more of my favorite illustrators.
~Cheers,
Chris

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