Monday, November 9, 2009
The fun illustration of the goat was done in pencil in 1976. (I'm a capricorn) Center is an award my wife and I went to Chicago to receive for a McClanahan book I designed, Cook Talk withCurtis Grace and Friends. I am especially fond of it because it was done on an old MacPlus in 1989. At that time computer book design was in its infancy. The World Young Reader Prize for 2008 (grandprize) held by the old goat was for the Woody Washington series awarded in Europe to the Lexington Herald Leader. I illustrated the series and subsequent book. I did six Woody books (published in association with McClanahan) and four series published in 85 newspapers which reached close to a million readers a week. The article above announced our grandprize win.