“This is the second fan letter of my long career.”
“While the rest of us are working kneedeep in a groove, you are forever changing and improving. You have brought more freshness, charm, and vitality to illustration than any other living illustrator.”
Just who was Al Parker? Here’s a blurb from Cosmopolitan magazine in 1952:
“Plays the drums for relaxation” — heh. A little touch of bohemian in Westport.
Here’s a Flickr page with more illustrations from Parker.