Eric Hanson is an illustrator who has worked for an impressive array of publications, and has quite recently started a blog showcasing his art. Â It reminds me somehow of 60’s alternative editorial art, with a lot of Tommy Ungerer and the like. Â There’s also some Brian Biggs in there, somewhere. Â Which is always a good thing.
He is also the writer of A Book Of Ages, a compendium of what much more famous and inventive people than ourselves managed to accomplish on a certain age. Â A sample chapter, covering the age of 24, got me completely depressed. Â At 24, Brian Wilson had already completed Pet Sounds, Jasper Johns had painted his flag, and Dylan goes electric. Â Luckily, Eric’s art is wonderful, which redeems him.
On the other hand, Pol Pot had only joined the French communist party at 24. Â So there’s hope after all…
(artwork Â© Eric Hanson)