update 2002-07-30

This summer, while I’ve been pondering what next to do with my life, I’ve also been going back over all the small mysteries and projects which I never had taken the time before to investigate or at least, write down. Here’s an example. I always wondered who did the fantastic and psychedelic cover art illustrations for my Collier Books edition of the Chronicles of Narnia. And today, after a lengthy web search I found out: Roger Hane. I haven’t been able to find out anything more about him except that he’s done other illustrations and that a “Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration” is awarded in his name. So he must be dead too. If you have any more information, please contact me.

About Aharon N. Varady

Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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