At the opening of The Cartoon Museum's exhibition, Giles - One of the Family, I was looking at the original artwork for this 1956 album cover...
"No artist," I remarked, "has ever equaled Giles' ability to depict snow."
"Except, perhaps," commented Geoffrey Beare, Chairman of The Imaginative Book Illustration Society, "Pieter Bruegel..."
And, of course, he's absolutely right!
The exhibition, Giles - One of the Family continues at The Cartoon Museum until 15 February 2009.
Giles cartoons © British Cartoon Archive & Express Syndication