Charlie Harper

Charlie Harper, charley harper, alan harper,, charlie harper sucks, marin hinkle

Think of all the childrens books, story books, periodicals, scientific and historical books you have read, scanned and taken glimpses at through your life!

I remember being captivated by lots of artwork, sketches and illustrations as a kid, to which i admit as a child some books i purely wanted for the pictures, some books i bought just for the covers, Conan the Barbarian, Edgar Rice Burroughs etc. I am sure many of you were the same. Certain images just draw our attention, cause our eyes to travel and become inspired or entertained at intervals amidst chapters and paragraphs. Though when we think about it, can we remember the names of those artists and illustrators? Whose work we so fondly looked upon.

I would dare say that, “we can not!”

One such illustrator is Charlie Harper, a prolific artist if ever there was! Sadly he passed away mid 2007 and with him took a talent that span 65yrs, a illustration style that many have tried to emulate.

Luckily for those of us that are left behind, the busy and industrious life of one Todd Oldham, along side of Mr Harper has produced an incredible volume of Charlie’s work! Most definately one of the most definitive publications to date!

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