Friday, October 9, 2020

Jack and Jill (September 1961)

Jack and Jill was a children's magazine that I had a subscription to when I was young. It has stories, puzzles, games etc. I often remember seeing copies of it at my doctor's office in the waiting room. The post today is the result of find a copy of the magazine from the artist's estate with a sketch of the cover. The cover itself is so "classic" that you can people selling prints of it online. So even if there is no back to school right now for most people we can remember that feeling of the Fall and new frontiers.

Rebecca F. Krehbiel was the daughter-in-law of the famous artist Alfred Henry Krehbiel. She and her husband Evan Krehbiel were popular illustrators of children's books, (including some in the Golden Book series) from the 1940s to the 1970s. She also had a syndicated comics strip and playfunnies that we seen all over the country. She had done several covers for Jack and Jill

She was asked by the editors to do both the cover of this issue and the illustrations for a "space play" inside. 

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