Nonetheless, I have a couple of illustrators whose work I love. Yes, Love. If I could afford to buy something of theirs that I've lusted over at the Storyopolis gallery, it would be all over my walls.
Barring that, I guess I can at least hang a couple here to share with the K-Sphere Gang!
I have never met an illustration by David Catrow that I was not utterly smitten with.
I just feel better about everything in the world when I get a chance to soak in some of this zany stuff. David Catrow, I salute you. Never stop illustrating children's books, okay? (David does not appear to have any sort of organized web presence - or I would send you there to revel in his creative genius. But if you need a happy respite from the world, type his name into a local card catalog and go sit on the floor in the children's room and bliss out.)
And then there's the completely stunning talent of Ana Juan.
I saw the cover of this book in passing while touring a book bindery and wrote the title on the back of my hand so that I could order it the instant I got back to the library. The style is exotic and gorgeous. Ana does have a nifty webpage (much of it in Spanish) and you should definitely visit.
Ah, sharing is a lovely thing. Enjoy!