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Children's Books And 'New Yorker' Covers: Chatham Artist Bob Staake On His Wide Range Of Illustrations08:47
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Bob Staake is an illustrator and/or author of over 60 children's books. His work appears regularly on the covers of The New Yorker, in The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.

Staake will be speaking on Saturday at the Hubbub Children's Book Festival in Copley Square.

Bob Staake's cover for the May 2, 2016 New Yorker. (Courtesy Bob Staake)
Bob Staake's cover for the May 2, 2016 New Yorker. (Courtesy Bob Staake)

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Bob Staake, artist, author and illustrator. He tweets @bobstaake.

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  • "NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bob Staake, illustrator of the controversial cover of The New Yorker, which depicts the St. Louis skyline divided in half by the colors black and white."

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  • "The Chatham-based illustrator is best known for lighter fare—streamlined, jaunty, witty kids books and New Yorker covers, designed in computer, that joke about Santa Claus or baseball pitchers or what’s on kids’ minds. But he’s also the artist responsible for some of the most iconic New Yorker covers of the Obama era..."
An page of 'Pigs Rock!' (2003), written by Melanie Jones and illustrated by Bob Staake. (Courtesy Bob Staake)
An page of 'Pigs Rock!' (2003), written by Melanie Jones and illustrated by Bob Staake. (Courtesy Bob Staake)

This segment aired on June 3, 2016.

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