Monday, October 11, 2010
The Purple Dragon
The volume contains stories from Baum's A New Wonderland (1900), Mother Goose in Prose (1897), American fairy Tales (1901), and a few of Baum's animal fairy tales from The Delineator magazine.The book is very handsome. It's bound in light lavender cloth stamped in dark purple, and it has multiple interior illustrations, pictorial endpapers, and a dustwrapper drawn by Tim Kirk.
Kirk has worked for Hallmark and Disney and was a Senior Designer at Tokyo DisneySea. In his early year he won five Hugo Awards for "Best Fan Artist."
I got the chance to meet him a while back at a Fantasy/Science Fiction Con and asked him to sign my copy of Purple Dragon.
Tim Kirk happily obliged, and I got a sketch of the Purple Dragon, too!