Franklin Booth: Painter with a Pen is the first new collection on the master of pen and ink since 1925. At 112 pages this volume collects over 180 black and white pen and ink illustrations that focus on his work for books and many leading magazines. The majority of these works have never, till now, been reprinted. Raised on a farm in Indiana, Franklin Booth imitated the woodblock printing techniques of the late 1800's to develop his style. Using the pen, Booth created imagery in a fresh and unique way. The extraordinary fashion in which he worked, separated him from the common artist. His technique remained fresh and exciting throughout his career.
Franklin Booth is considered by aficionados and artists alike as one of the most important individuals within the field of illustration. Generations of artists have been inspired by his images. Long after his passing, he continues to influence illustrators, helping them to attain a higher level of craft. His contributions remain legion.