Crow Greeter

dreams and peregrinations

iloveillustrators:

TRINA SCHART HYMAN

1939-2004

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Training: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Notable Works: The Sleeping Beauty (1977), Saint George and the Dragon (1984), Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (1990)

Trina Schart Hyman began her career illustrating children’s books in the early 60s. Focusing on retellings of famous fairy tales and legends, she won her first Caldecott in 1985 for Saint George and the Dragon. Her illustrations are complex and detailed. Later in life, she worked hard to present strong females and people of color into her books. She was the first art director for Cricket magazine from 1973-1979.

iloveillustrators:

CHUCK JONES

1912-2002

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Training:  Chouinard Art Institute

Notable Works: Director of numerous Warner Bros. shorts, and creator of characters like Pepe LePew, Marvin the Martian, the Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, and several others, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

Chuck Jones is easily one of the largest names in American animation. He joined with Leon Schlesinger in 1933 as an assistant animator, and directed his first short, The Night Watchman, in 1938. Jones went on to direct some of the Warner Bros. characters’ most beloved and acclaimed cartoons including One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What’s Opera, Doc? After leaving Warner Bros. animation, Jones went on to direct many television specials, including adaptations of The Jungle BookThe Phantom Tollbooth, Horton hears a Who, and the holiday staple, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.