The Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

by Cory Godbey

My wife and I are expecting a baby boy probably any day now. Well, maybe more like any week now. He's nearly due but it always could be a bit longer, I suppose. I know that I'm showing my hand here, but I really don't know how these things are supposed to work. We'll see! (And I'll be sure to let you know.)

Either way, among the abundant and gracious gifts people have given to the little fella there's one present that he's not going to get his mitts on just yet: this late 19th century edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wonder-Book" re-telling of Greek myths illustrated by Frederick Stuart Church.

I've had this treasure safely tucked away on my studio bookshelves for a while now but I thought I'd crack it open and share a few pages. 

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I joined Muddy Colors as a regular contributor this time last year and goodness, I've had a great time. As a long time reader it's been a thrill to get to throw my thoughts out here once a month (sometimes twice a month)! Thank you Dan for having me here and thank you, readers, for putting up with it!

I've collected a look back to each of those posts from this year. I discovered that I've got three genres: gallery shows, book reviews, and my own work. Anything new you'd like me to explore in 2016?


The Delight (and Purpose) of Drawings Collected
E. H. Shepard & The Great War
Absurdly Hi-Res Poster Art
Into the Green: The Art of Charles Vess
Why It's Important to (Force Yourself to) Go Places
Ursus Amentia, or The Bear Madness
Wisdom & Idioms
Exhibition: William Joyce
Faerie III
Put 'em Together and What Have You Got?
It's Only Forever, or My Time Exploring the Labyrinth

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