Source for Silverstein Graphic
June 8, 2014 10:35 AM   Subscribe

I am hunting for the original source for this Shel Silverstein image.

I have been through what I think is nearly every book, including a 20th anniversary edition of "Light in the Attic" which was suggested that is the source. I need the title and publication date for where this image can be found.

posted by fluffycreature to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A reverse image search doesn't turn up anything, nor does a Google Images search for Shel Silverstein line art. These are my fairly obvious ideas on how to find something like that. Just posting FYI.
posted by wolfr at 11:36 AM on June 8, 2014

I found that image here with a caption reading:
This belongs to Margaret: "I got this tattoo as a tribute to my favorite author, Shel Silverstein. What better way to show your love for an author/illustrator than to have their work on you forever. I’ll never be without a book again. Done by Shelly Thompson at Magick Dragon Tattoo in Gainesville, GA."
...but there's a strikethrough on "Magick Dragon Tattoo." Still, it might be a lead? (Good luck!)
posted by argonauta at 11:49 AM on June 8, 2014

The image can be found in Silverstein's 2010 Poetry Month event kit, found on his website here. I'm not sure if it's original for that, or if it can also be found in a book, but there it is!
posted by mixedmetaphors at 11:55 AM on June 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

While I'm not sure where it IS, I can confirm two places it's not. This picture is not in either "where the sidewalk ends" not in "a light in the attic".
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 3:02 PM on June 8, 2014

Silverstein is published by HarperCollins. Try calling or emailing them.
posted by theora55 at 6:46 PM on June 8, 2014

Best answer: Mixedmetaphors's link has a copyright notice saying "Art © 1981 Evil Eye Music, Inc. © 2009 Evil Eye, LLC. All rights reserved," which matches the copyright information on the special edition of A Light in the Attic with the gold cover and 12 new poems. The illustration is on page 177, accompanying "The Books I Have Not Read."
posted by Shmuel510 at 9:01 PM on June 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

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