The past five days have been difficult. I didn’t want to write, I didn’t want to think, I didn’t even want to sing. Yet as always, good things happen amidst the bad. Last week I acquired a scanner and I’ve been rabidly scanning images since it makes me feel like a great artist. I’m sharing a few scans selected from one of ’s favorite but dilapidated childhood books. The illustrator seems to be Russia’s answer to Sergio Aragones . They made me smile, perhaps you’ll smile too.