We have forgotten the exact moment and circumstances when Ed said he’d illustrate a story of Tonton Jim’s. The author himself can’t remember when he’d told Ed that the book, later to be Max and the Lowrider Car, would have the nom de plume “Tonton Jim” on the cover. Ed so liked the idea that he invented a pseudonym of his own: E. Felix Lyon. The publisher and editor, Linnea Dayton, indulged the two.
There is a story behind the worthy name of E. Felix Lyon. TJ vaguely Continue reading