Tokmakov’s Toy City

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Illustrations by Lev Tokmakov for Katya in Toy City, 1973:

01 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

02 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

03 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

04 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

05 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

06 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

07 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

08 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

09 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

10 Lev Tokmakov, Katya in Toy City, 1973

These scans come from da-zdra-per-m, my favorite Russian illustration blog. (This is my third post from their archives, following Snuffbox Village and Queen of Spades.)

In April, I featured my own scans of Tokmakov’s Fairy Tales about Animals. I’ve since found a retrospective of his work and a few more of his books — he was prolific, and very popular in Russia. More to come.


Will Schofield is the editor of 50 Watts (original name: A Journey Round My Skull) and Writers No One Reads. More from this author →