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April 22, 2005 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Todd Parr, the inspiring children’s author whose artwork has been compared to Keith Haring, was nominated for the Outstanding Children's Animated Program Emmy for his series, Toddworld. His books teach kids about love, inclusiveness and how to be silly. Warning: some links include flashy animation and sound.
posted by grateful (10 comments total)
...whose artwork has been compared to Keith Haring's...

posted by grateful at 11:59 AM on April 22, 2005

Like Haring, huh? I'm not seeing this as a children's book. nsfw and all that.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:10 PM on April 22, 2005

God, these drawings are absolutely horrible.
posted by R. Mutt at 1:20 PM on April 22, 2005

Yeah, Parr actually criticized Haring for being over the top when it came to content.

I think the political complexity of Haring's work (the content) is why his work is considered art as opposed to illustration.
posted by R. Mutt at 1:43 PM on April 22, 2005

When someone quotes Woody Allen (90%, success, life, showing up, yadda yadda yadda) I will have a perfect visual. Thank you.

Parr really doesn't deserve to be compared to Haring. It's just wrong.
posted by lazymonster at 2:21 PM on April 22, 2005

No offense to Parr, but Haring was amazing with what he could do with a few lines. Plus, I love that photo of him naked, painted white, with stripes on his dong.

posted by ColdChef at 4:12 PM on April 22, 2005

Now that I've looked through the site...well, I don't have much nice to say about his art. He seems a nice guy, though.
posted by ColdChef at 4:20 PM on April 22, 2005

I love Keith Haring. And if his art (which is not children's art, and so there is no line to cross) influences even mediocre artists, I am glad.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:59 PM on April 22, 2005

i agree... but let us not praise bad corporate illustrators.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:20 PM on April 22, 2005

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