Trina Schart Hyman, Art Director and Illustrator
Marianne Carus discovered artist Trina Schart Hyman when she read her book How Six Found Christmas. Carus asked her first to illustrate stories for Open Court readers, then invited her to become Art Director of Cricket Magazine in 1971. Hyman created the iconic comic character “Cricket” and other bugs that provide commentary in the margins of the magazine. She also illustrated the cover of the inaugural issue, published in January, 1973.
Carus, Marianne. 2003. Celebrate Cricket: 30 years of stories and art. Chicago: Cricket Books.
Hyman, Trina Schart. 1969. How six found Christmas. New York: Holiday House.