Gene Deitch is an Oscar-winning animation director and a jazz fan. In the 40s, he created a cartoon feature for Record Changer called "The Cat" and also started drawing covers. The art is beautifully stylized and look wonderful.
Fantagraphics will be putting out the a large coffee table artbook on those covers and the "Cat" cartoons. Below are some preview photos of the book.
It should be released in May 2013.
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