Illustrator of the Week - Jack Kent

Jack Kent was a prolific author and illustrator of over forty children's books. Not only did he illustrate his own books, but also worked on other's books as well. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Kent dropped out of high school at fifteen to begin work as a freelance commercial artist. After military service during World War II, Kent began working on the King Aroo comic strip which syndicated internationally from 1950-1965. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968. One of my personal favorites is The Grown-Up Day about two little kids who play at being grown-up but soon discover that they like being children. Among his many books are also There's No Such Thing As Dragons, Little Peep, Silly Goose, Socks for Supper, Mr. Meebles, and Just Only John which won two awards.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Venus for the memory.