Comic Artist Pays Tribute To Dr. Seuss
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 artist: After midnight, he worked on personal, surrealist paintings; in the later years of his life, he struggled with transient blindness.
The below strip is part of a larger anthology in which contemporary artists illustrated the lives of the cartoon juggernauts who influenced them. Monte Beauchamp, the editor ofe, in which Seuss’ influence is evident: “When you are reading his story you feel as if it had been created by Dr. Seuss himself, yet Denis didn’t ape Dr. Seuss’ style. That’s just the way Denis naturally draws.”