Until now, this space has always been for posting an MP3 or three. But, as an antidote to the (admittedly fantantic) jazzer obsession with Reid Miles and the (admittedly fantastic) classic BlueNote album covers, I wanted to point out the also fantastic classic covers of one James Flora.
As is often the case with things visual, I knew Flora's work because it was in my molecules, in the air, rather than in my head. Then, my colleague Tim Biskup* came to work on my show Oh Yeah! Cartoons as a creator, background designer and (fantastic) painter, and started bringing in truckloads of his LP collection for reference and inspiration. He politely exported his passion and excitement for Jim's work, and, me being me, I became a huge fan. (Somehow, it's fitting to me that on my Amazon.com page, Tim's books come up when I search Flora.)
*Check out the fantastic postcard Tim painted for us at Oh Yeah! And, his own cartoon, too.