Franklin Booth: American Illustrator

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Auad Publishing, 2006 - Art - 128 pages
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Franklin Booth (1874-1948) is considered by many to be one of the most important talents in the field of illustration. This richly illustrated volume presents much rarely seen work, ofering a glimpse into his breathtaking vision. Acknowledged as a genius of pen, ink, and brush, Franklin Booth's jaw- dropping cross hatched style has been widely imitated but never equaled. Franklin Booth was self-taught and developed his own intricate fine-line pen & ink style, the envy of his contemporaries and of illustrators today. His artwork for advertisements, articles, poems, stories and bookplates appeared regularly in Cosmopolitan, Harpers' and Good Housekeeping and nearly every other major magazine circa 1905-1935.

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About the author (2006)

Franklin Booth was born in 1874 and was raised on a remote farm in Indiana. As an artistically ndash;inclined youth he poured over illustrations in the popular magazines of the time, all of which used a wood-engraved print technique to reproduce drawings and paintings. While copying with a pen the fine lines created by this mechanical process, Booth developed his intricate cross-hatching drawing style.

Manuel Auad has written many articles about artists. He has contributed to Maurice Horn's World Encyclopedia of Comics His interviews with comic-book artists from Europe and Asia have been published in Cartoonists Profiles and various other periodicals. He has compiled and edited a series of books celebrating the work of Alex Toth. The first of these volumes, titled simply TOTH won the coveted Eisner Award for Best Comic Related Book in 1996. Auad Publishing continues to publish quality books in the field of comic-book artists and fine illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of illustration.

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