Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gyo Fujikawa

Gyo Fujikawa (1908-1998) Illustrator and children's book author, whose work has been published in 22 countries.
Her most popular book "Babies and Baby animals" has sold over 1.7 million copies. Fujikawa is recognized as being the earliest mainstream illustrator to include children of many races into her work.

Ms. Fujikawa has created many stamps for the U.S Postal Service, including the 1960 US Japan Treaty and the 1982 International Peace Garden.

Mike Rhode at CartoonPhilately has written an excellent article on the various stamps that were created by cartoonists, including caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, Mad Magazine's Jack Davis and editorial cartoonist Herblock......

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