Charley Harper on CBS Sunday Morning


  • Hardcover: $200
  • Publisher: AMMO Books (July 23, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0978607651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978607654

CBS Sunday morning featured a profile of Cincinnati artist, Charley Harper. Designer Todd Oldham became aware of him when he found some of his illustrations in a thrift shop. He looked up Harper and became friends with him. The friendship resulted in a show at the Cincinnati Art Museum last year. The two also collaborated on the above book. Sadly, just before the show open, Harper, 84, died.

Unfortunately, CBS hasn’t posted the video from the show, but you can watch Oldham’s tribute to Harper on YouTube.

If you are scared off by the$200 price tag of the above title, there are other choices available:


  • Hardcover:$49.95
  • Publisher: Flower Valley Press (January 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 0962054372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962054372

Flower Valley Press is an independent publisher in Maryland. Their catalog is worth checking out.

There are also two forthcoming titles from Ammo Book, an independent publisher in L.A.:


  • Hardcover:$27.95
  • Publisher: Ammo Books (April 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1934429058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429051

The second is a board book


  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Board book: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Ammo Books (April 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1934429074
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429075

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