Wallace Tripp

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Wallace Tripp sketch of a fat rabbit

Wallace Whitney Tripp (June 26, 1940 – September 9, 2018) was an American illustrator, anthologist and author. He was known for creating anthropomorphic animal characters of emotional complexity and for his great visual and verbal humor. He was one of several illustrators of the Amelia Bedelia series of children's stories. He has illustrated over 40 books, including Marguerite, Go Wash Your Feet (1985), Wallace Tripp's Wurst Seller (1981), Casey at the Bat (1978) and A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up and Tied His Horse to Me (1973). Tripp also drew many greeting cards for the Pawprints line.

Quotes[edit]

  • The experienced illustrator subscribes to the principle of the application of the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Should inspiration whisk down your chimney, be at your table. The first ten thousand drawings are the hardest. Put another way, you have ten thousand bad drawings within and should expel them as quickly as possible.
    • In "Voices of the Creators. Wallace Tripp" in Children's Books and Their Creators (1995) edited by Anita Silvey, p. 652
  • Illustrators are word people who happen to draw. We work with one foot in a book, the other stuck in a paint pot. Our shoes are a disgrace.
    • In "Voices of the Creators. Wallace Tripp" in Children's Books and Their Creators (1995) edited by Anita Silvey, p. 652
  • Genius is rare as turtle fangs, but talent is common enough.
    • In "Voices of the Creators. Wallace Tripp" in Children's Books and Their Creators (1995) edited by Anita Silvey, p. 652

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