William Stout sings the Blues

I'm a huge fan of William Stout. This is the second time I've had the opportunity to interview Stout, and the truth is that we've barely scratched the surface of his work and career. Here's a man who's worked in comics and illustration, design, movies, murals, science books. He's designed theme parks for Disney, developed a movie with Jim Henson, worked as a designer in movies for decades (including on Pan's Labyrinth), created movie posters and record covers, painted murals, and is one of the world's leading paleo-artists alive today. I asked him about Tarzan, his time working with the late Russ Manning, and asked about his major project about Antarctica in addition to his new book.

His new book is a departure and it's a fascinating one. The Legends of the Blues is a collection of one hundred portraits of American blues musicians and singers and thoughtful essays on each about why they're important and their important recordings.

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