Last weekend, I was in Soho touring art galleries and was lucky enough to come upon one specializing in animation which had a beautiful collection of original Dr. Seuss drawings. There was something about seeing them in person that brought a certain immediacy to the man, and I sought out more information about the talent which I had, thus far, only enjoyed in the sing-song books I read to my children when they were small.
As with anyone with his kind of talent, the man was more complex than the works for which he became famous. Most notably, he was a vocal opponent of fascism, and penned over 400 cartoons, many of which seem prescient today. They’re worth checking out. They were collected in a book called Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
If you find yourself in the New York City area, you should go check out the gallery. Find it: click here (they also sell his through their online shop).