Popcorn & Starbaby: Children's Book Illustrations by Frank Asch

Popcorn & Starbaby
Jun 25, 2011 - Jun 24, 2012
Duvoisin Gallery

Popcorn and Starbaby, two captivating series of original children’s book illustrations by Frank Asch, are featured in this exhibition designed to appeal to viewers of all ages. Popcorn (1979) is about Sam Bear hosting an impromptu Halloween party when his parents are out. The illustrations show Sam and his young friends popping popcorn when, much to Sam’s alarm, popcorn soon fills the entire house. Starbaby (1980) is a delightful bedtime story about a boy who lives in the sky. After Starbaby falls to Earth, he discovers happy family life.

Frank Asch is a noted author and illustrator of over 65 children’s books, poetry, juvenile nonfiction, and children’s novels. 

Organized by Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings

Frank Asch 

Original illustration for Starbaby (detail), 1980

Watercolor, pen and black ink collection

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

Gift of the artist, © Frank Asch

Photo Peter Jacobs