Rob Dunlavey
June 2008
Creativity is...
ball point pen, latex paint
A thoughtful thought for the month of June from a new gallery of sketchbook effluvia:
"An artist could say that: Creativity is the hopeful flow of drawings [in which] formal visual elements are deployed in ways that beneficially stimulate new patterns of thinking"

So there you have it; it's all downhill from here!
WARNING: perception of color oscillation may cause seizures.
Are you IN or AT the zoo today?
Bonk Bonk Bonk BONK
The title says it all …I guess!
Poster for a fictitious existential play. Happy Friday the 13th!
Birthday Boy: Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry, born on June 5th 1919
If you know who Richard Scarry's replacement is in the pantheon of illustration gods, please get in touch! His narrative formula, sense of humor, and seemingly effortless technical skills still blow me away. My kids have grown up and we don't read Scarry's "Busy" books any more but I miss them a lot.

There's a fun and supportive biography of Scarry written by Ole Ransom and Walter Retan, his editor at Random House. The sense of play and affection is pervasive. biography with lots of images
Scarry book covers (The Reading Well)
a long bio and bibliography
• an interesting comparison of "politically correct" revisions to Scarry's encyclopedic spreads
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