Who’s Theodor Geisel Anyway?

9 01 2012

I’m a member of the SCA
to dress up in fine clothes and play
with glass and string and pointy things
that adults are usually told “NAY!”

"Thing 1" by Dr. Suess

I like to draw and paint
(It’s called to “illuminate“)
So I started a scroll
that borrows cloth whole
from two genuises who are late.
(Late means dead, mate.)

"Thing 1" in my scroll-in-progress

It’s not finished yet.
But I hope it will be met
with happiness and wild praise
from the kid whose wall it’ll grace.

Image from the Luttrell Psalter

The little green guy from "The Bippolo Seed"

So who is this Theodor guy?
If you haven’t figured out, please try
to hearken to your childhood
where you heard tales of ill and good
’cause I’m betting that this doctor man
had a book on your bedstand.

My initial sketch of the little green guy from "The Bippolo Seed"

My thanks to Dr. Suess, who is the most modern example of an illuminator that I could think of. The scroll in progress is based on the Luttrell Psalter and Dr. Suess’s The Bippolo Seed and Other Stories





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