Comic Artist Pays Tribute To Dr. Seuss

September 5, 2014 11:14 AM

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Comic Artist Pays Tribute To Dr. Seuss

It's easy to forget that Theodor Geisel, who wrote and illustrated under a pen name that's become synonymous with playful storytelling, was much more than a children's book writer. Many of his stories promote whimsy more than staunch moralism (Dr. Seuss referred to himself as "subversive as hell"), but outside of his work, he expressed his political beliefs readily. He was banned from editing his college paper at Dartmouth for violating Prohibition, and drew editorial cartoons for a leftist tabloid, PM, during World War II.

In a style that mimics Seuss', comic artist Denis Kitchen illustrated these and other scenes from the famed writer's life. Kitchen shares delightful anecdotes, including Dr. Seuss' meeting with Teddy Roosevelt, and subsequent development of stage fright. He also provides lesser-known facts about the...

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