Dean & Son operated a
juvenile printing and publishing house on Fleet Street, from 1947. The firm was
one of the most successful for its early use of chromolithography in their Embossed
Chromo toy-books. In 1892 Dean’s movable toy-books attracted the attention of
toymakers in Vienna and Berlin. Cheap toy-books were first produced in England
by Jemmy Catnach, late of the Seven Dials, at his Toy-Book Manufactory, and
Johnny Pitts, of the Toy and Marble Warehouse.
Cartoonist, illustrator, storyteller, born in Nelson, B.C. in May 1950, has contributed to Chronicle, Weirdom, and Visions fanzines. John illustrated ‘Ronald and the Dragon’ by Lawrie Peters in 1975. Email: email@example.com