New Chapter in Chris’ Book of What the Fuck

Pirates and Howard Pyle’s Brandywine School of Illustrators on Chris’ Book of What the Fuck. We look at how Pyle created our modern take on pirates. Also, we look at work from his students like N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and Violet Oakley. Plus we reveal an unknown secret from the Revolutionary war!

Isolated pirate on beach.
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Biggest Collection of Illustrated Fairy Tales

Surlane Fairy Tales

Here is a treat for you. This website is filled with fairy tales from around the world with several illustrators works exhibited. You can read the European version of Cinderella and then the Japanese next. Many of the tales are annotated and come with a comprehensive list of illustrators who illuminated them. It is a gorgeous site.



So Now Go Check Them Out:


Dean Morrisey: Illustrator of the Week

I am Back…
Been a while. I just found time to commit to the 6 blogs I have.
Dean Morrisey I first encountered doing puzzles with my mother when I was a kid in the 80’s. In fact that painting of a wizard which the puzzle was based on I got to see while on a Hulton family reunion while in Annapolis at the Green Dragon art gallery.

Then Dean would pop up in my mother’s Greenwich Workshop catalogs with other fine artists. Then I got his Ship of Dreams book many years later and his Christmas Carol. Both are excellent.

Take a look at his art:




For his bio and more of his images check out this link!