Today’s Old Master Copy
August 30, 2021
Look how the dog’s ear drapes over his leg like a neck tie!
Today’s old master copy is after P.D. Eastman’s classic 1960 storybook cover, Are you My Mother?
P.D. (Phil to his friends) was an American illustrator and screenwriter who trained with Walt Disney Productions and worked with the Signal Corps film unit during WWII, headed by Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss).
Phil went on to write and draw the storyboards for the Mr. Magoo series and to direct educational films on flight safety for the United States Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics.
In his down time, he co-wrote and illustrated the Academy Award-winning animated short, Gerald McBoing-Boing.
Here is Phil in his Walter Cronkite glasses.