Monday, June 18, 2007
Syverson in light Armour
These are "real" people illustrations by Henry Syverson, for those who might think he only drew animals and the little pajama-ghosts from Saturday Evening Post.
Both are from humor books by Richard Armour, an author I enjoyed in high school. Armour made light of subjects like history and literature with mild satire characterized by ridiculous over-use of foot-notes, which were often even funnier than the text.
They come from two of his later books, A SPOUSE IN THE HOUSE and A DIABOLICAL DICTIONARY OF EDUCATION (circa mid70's), the only ones I know of that Henry Syverson illustrated. Most of Armour's earlier books were illustrated by ex-Disney story man and spellunker, Campbell Grant. More about him to come.