Leo Dillon 1933-2012

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Artists

My heart goes out to the children’s book world today as we say goodbye to one of the most beloved and respected illustrators of our time. I only met Leo a few times in NY, but it was enough to share a hearty laugh and let him know how much he and his wife’s work meant to me…to all of us. Condolences to his wife and illustration partner, Diane, and their son as they say goodbye. Let’s raise our pencils in tribute. To all of his friends and longtime colleagues, I am so sorry for your loss.


  1. Ed Spicer
    May 29, 2012

    I can’t believe how many icons our world of children’s literature has lost in just a month! There are no words. I hope you draw something in Leo’s honor. Peace to the family.

    • Shadra
      May 29, 2012

      I know. It seems like someone leaves us everyday. It’s a lot to grasp.


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