Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tom Sinnickson illustrations for Dale Carnegie's 'How To Stop Worrying and Start Living' (1949)

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These illustrations appeared in the October, 1949 issue of Liberty magazine, accompanying that month's featured 'condensed book'.

Most of artist
Tom Sinnickson's cartoony panels are lighthearted and playful (and delightfully incongruous when divorced from the main text), but the 'cover' and a couple of others effectively carry a darker feeling.

In the 1950s, Sinnickson illustrations turned up in many popular children's books, including some picture-book editions of various Wizard Of Oz stories for younger readers , 'A Child's Book of Planes', 'The Five Jolly Brothers', and several adaptations of older Raggedy Ann stories, all published by
Wonder Books.

Any other info you can share about Tom Sinnickson and his artwork is most welcome.
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'How to Stop Worrying and Start Living' was first published in
1948, written by American lecturer and pioneering
'self-help' author
Dale Carnegie. ▶

It was a
follow-up to his immensely popular book, 'How to Win Friends and Influence People', first published in 1936.

Those curious can read Carnegie's own summary to this book by following this link,
or one may click over to Google Books for
a preview
of the current revised edition.

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