Ed Emberley: From Advertising to Children’s Books


By / / Best known for his 1970 work, Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals and the series that followed, Malden, Mass. native (and current Ipswich, Mass. resident) Ed Emberley is a prolific illustrator who has inspired a generation of artists. At age 85, he recalls how he went from MassArt to his first job in advertising, and eventually illustrating multiple children’s books a year—ultimately leading to his first-ever career retrospective Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, which runs through April 9, 2017 at the Worcester Art Museum. This is one of those creative journeys that’s both inspiring and humbling. Read more about Ed Emberley’s life in his own words here. Via.