Why images buzz in my mind
This is from a few years ago…but it’s well worth reading. Leo and Diane Dillon are a married team of illustrators whose work it seems I have been looking at all my life. They’re best known for their award-winning children’s books including Why Mosquitos Buzz In Peoples Ears and the covers of several of Harlan Ellison’s books. My favorites include the covers of Strange Wine and The Essental Ellison–for which they turned Ellison himself into a house as wonderous as his best writing. Unfortunately neither of those are included in the gallery linked by Ellison’s name, but what’s there ain’t chopped liver.
Their distictive and almost immidiately identifiable style also graced the cover of a couple of records I remember fondly from my childhood. These were recordings of an old radio show called Let’s Pretend that dramatized stories like The Magic Cuckoo. Anyway, they’re some of the best there is at what they do, and I highly recommend following the link up top there–it leads to excerpts of an interview with the couple, as well as a further link to a gallery of their work.