A tweet from little sis SLJ drew our attention to this site, in which several photos of famous authors appear in their teenage years. (Overheard: “Awww, tiny Neil Gaiman!” …Okay, I was the one who said that.)
Lolly has a huge collage of old author and illustrator publicity photos in her office, so we thought we’d share some of them with you! Next week we’ll be posting photos with the tag “guess who?” Make your best guess in the Comments section, and we’ll reveal the answers at the end of the week.
Here’s a sneak peek: can you guess which picture book author/illustrator created this police sketch — er, self-portrait?
Edited to add: We’ll give you a hint; here’s another drawing by the same artist:
The framed original (done on a Priority Mail envelope!) hangs in the Horn Book office kitchen.
This post is part of our “Guess who”? author and illustrator photo series. Click on the tag Guess who? to see all entries!