Friday, January 6, 2012

My favorite illustrator of all time...




...is Wallace Tripp.
Do you know Wallace Tripp?
These three books are my FAVORITES. All, sadly, out of print (don't get me started), but available through used-book sites. His animal characters are so lively & wonderful, his linework is amazing, I just adore him.
Track down his books if you can, it's worth the effort!!

Here are some links for used books (try eBay too), if you are looking to pick them up:
http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=6106887&matches=32&keyword=tripp%2C+wallace&cm_sp=works*listing*title

http://product.half.ebay.com/The-Adventures-of-Mole-Troll-by-Tony-Johnston-1972-Hardcover-Illustrated/2141157&tg=info


http://www.abebooks.com/9780316852807/Great-Big-Ugly-Man-Came-0316852805/plp

10 comments:

Jill Bergman said...

This is the first I've heard of Wallace Tripp. I'll see if I can find his books! Thanks for sharing them. :)

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I've never heard of Wallace Tripp, either. I love the title of that second book - hilarious! Thanks for the heads up on this illustrator!

Playing by the book said...

Phew, I'm glad I'm not alone - this illustrator is completely new to me! But I'll now see if there are any of his books in the library

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Oh, I remember these books! (does that mean I'm old or that I read anything not nailed down when I was a kid?)

I love the expressions on Tripp's animal faces, while they still look very much like real-live animals.

(found you through MotherReader & Lee Wind's Comment Challenge)

tina kugler said...

I was thinking about scanning some interior images & posting, very little is online. He does have a Facebook page, I think run by his son?

Magdalena Ball said...

I've never heard of Wallace Tripp before but you've piqued my interest. So many good out of print books deserve to be back in print.

Stacy A. Gray said...

I have never heard of Wallace Tripp either! Thanks for introducing him to me. I like his style!

White said...

I just LOVE Wallace Tripp's illustrations! I have a the book about an elephant that sneezed from when I was in Kindergarden. My teacher signed it and gave it to me on my birthday. I have been reading it to my daughter who is in kindergartener this year. I should really get more of his books. I love you illustrations. What fun this has been to comment on blogs and find new and talented people!

Ms. Yingling said...

Oh! Didn't he do No Flying in the House by Betty Brock? Cutesy dog pictures ever! Seriously, I have to flip through the pages when I recommend it to students and show them Gloria!

Rob said...

Tripp's work was so wonderful. He always drew some of the best animals in the business. I'm thrilled to have an original of his from his 1973 book, "Headlines".