A beloved children’s classic is revived!
With the diligence and generosity of Linda Gramatky Smith we were able to acquire source materials for the famous Little Toot series. Hardie Gramatky’s earlier book interiors were printed with a mix of color and BW. I was asked to color the illustrations in keeping with Hardie’s style, as well as giving the books the unified sense of a series. I was lucky to have the aid of several gifted illustrators, including the brilliant Kalin Dimitrov, who took time away from a busy art directorship to help me make the deadline.
Here’s a little before/after of some of the images: