Friday, September 04, 2009
Happy birthday, Syd Hoff.
Author-artist Syd Hoff, best known for Danny and the Dinosaur (1958), was born today in New York City in 1912. The industrious Hoff also contributed cartoons to the New Yorker; wrote radical works under the pseudonym A. Redfield; penned short stories such as "Goodbye Sweethearts" (1964) and "The Memory Game" (1974) for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine; and illustrated other books, such as the children's mysteries The Rooftop Mystery (1968) and Don't Be My Valentine (1985) by Joan M. Lexau. He died in 2004.