Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling

In this episode, we dive in with illustrator Charles Santore. A South Philadelphia native who became famous for the TV Guide covers he made from 1972 to 1985, Santore worked for the Saturday Evening Post, Time, Life, and other major publications. He made the leap into children’s book illustration in 1985, and to this day is celebrated for the virtuosity of his watercolor technique and unique ability to breathe new life into classic tales, from Aesop’s Fables and Noah’s Ark, to Paul Revere’s Ride to the Wizard of Oz. We explore Santore’s philosophy on art and life, and the social and cultural ideas that continue to drive his creativity.