Fairy tales are my passion for many years now. I am impressed by their rich history, countless interpretations of pretty limited number of recurring themes, and their impact on 'real life' despite the fact the fairy tales themselves reflect the reality.
In this blog I will discuss some amazing things about them, all similar genre and creators like collectors, editors, writers or illustrators. I am here to amaze you. My mission is to convince you to take some books again from their dusty shelves and read some old and some new fairy tales.
Read them for yourself and for your children. Then write some of your own.
Trust me, it's good for you and the world.
Here all creators mentioned in this blog will be listed:
2. His formal training in National Academy of Design didn’t last long, so his knowledge came mostly from self-training. In the meantime, he tried himself at many different jobs, including being a cowboy! His initial success in the field of arts came with designs (posters, book covers, cartoons, and bookplates). Almost each of his work had his specific secret sign - a small seahorse.
3. He was an alcoholic for many years, stopped drinking, had a mental breakdown, was hospitalized in Michigan sanatorium, got involved into several fiascoes in theater and lost most of his property (he owned an island in the Bermudas for some time, where he proclaimed himself for a king) for wrong investments. He turned to alcohol again and died of pneumonia.
Interesting, but not always happy life for one of the most humorous illustrators from the beginning of the 20th century, right?