Tony Sarg was a popular illustrator, children’s book author, designer, animator, and puppeteer in the 1920s and 30s. His father was an artist, his grandfather a wood carver, and his grandmother a collector of marionettes and toys, which may have contributed to his capacious imagination and lifelong fascination with creating enchantments for children. After a brief military career, Sarg first turned his abundant drawing skills to a career in advertising in London, where he created a memorable series of posters for the London Underground. At the outset of World War I, he and his wife and daughter moved to New York. He began working as an illustrator for the New York Times, the Saturday Evening Post,... more.