This is not a book in my collection. I found it on my wife’s bookshelf. However…
This is a gift book from Hallmark. Revilo is a pseudonym of Oliver Christianson. Revilo is also “Oliver” spelled backwards. Cute.
His Wikipedia page states that he has worked for both Hallmark Cards and “Penthouse” magazine. Quite a stretch. However in this post we are looking only at the cartoons from the above book. Sorry.
The Cartoon Fiend has a great blog on him. It includes an interview which answers about every question you ever thought to ask Mr. Christianson. Probably a few you didn’t, also.
Hallmark has a site with cartoons and animation. Also plugs for products. Imagine that. Best of all, however, is this screenshot.
Thank you, Hallmark.
There is a short bio on the back flyleaf of the book:
And some accolades on the front flyleaf. A few warnings, also.
As usual, google has several of images all things Revilo.
Here is another blog. And from that blog:
The Drawn Blog is your daily source of inspiration for illustration, animation, cartooning, and comic art.
Either link will get you there. Cartoons, and some animations.
Revilo has a linkedin site in which he says he went to Cal State, Long Beach, where he got a BFA in Illustration. He worked for American Greetings 1982 to 85 as a Senior Writer. He has been with Hallmark Cards as a Master Humor Artist from February 1986 to present, and plans on retiring July 31. I am assuming that that will be July 2013.
Here in his own uh, words, is what he does for Hallmark.
Well, let us take a look at some of the cartoons from this publication.
Maybe a solution for the next cartoon.
Well, there you have it. A brief look at Revilo.