Roger Hane (1939–1974) was an illustrator of paperback books, commercial advertising campaigns, and record albums, known for his surreal, fanciful art. During his eleven-year professional career, Hane produced over three hundred illustrations. He painted the covers of the 1970 Collier-Macmillan editions of CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia books
which means he’s the greatest illustrator of book covers EVER cause they is was are the greatest book covers EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
when wees was youngs, our mom forced us to go to the library, and every damns trip we made, we’d stare at these here there Hane Narnia covers 9ever, wondering what magic lied within. of course we didn’t bother to ever actually open the books and read em, cause how could the contents be betterer than them covers?????
[this is basically a repost of a 2005 post, but with much bigger pics cause the internets have since gotten bigger pics]
Peace The Forks Out
‘All Hands On‘
Sendak is the author of my four favorite kids books EVER – Chicken Soup With Rice, Alligators All Around, Pierre and One Was Johnny. when someone I know gives birth to a child, the Nutshell Library four-pack of them titles is my go to gift for that newborn (+ this animated DVD & the Carol King songs!). I do this cause I want this new generation of kids to grow up in the world of Sendak wonder and weirdness, and not in one filled with kiddy crap about farting dogs and other poop. You may regard Where The Wild Things Are as Sendak’s best work, but you’re just plain wrong, cause wild rumpuses are nothing compared to eating chicken soup every month of the year, alligators imitating Indians, not caring and then learning how to care, and knowing who #1 is (Johnny)