James Matthew Barrie
Sir James Matthew Barrie was a sometimes journalist and playwright who won instant immortality with the production of his play Peter Pan in 1904. The play was turned into the book Peter and Wendy in 1911. Barrie died in 1937.
Charles Vess is one of the most acclaimed artists in the field of illustration. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist. A critically acclaimed fine artist, he has had numerous gallery showings in this country and abroad. He lives in southwest Virginia.