Simon Rodia was born in Italy, and immgirated to California. In 1921 he moved to the small town of Watts and began working on a strange project that would consume the next thirty-four years of his life. Spending what little money he earned as a construction worker on cement and steel, he worked ni
Tove Jansson was a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. She was the author of, among other works, the Moomin books.
”When I was a child I would draw ceaselessly. I would hardly have begun to create pictures, let alone stories, if my childhood hadn’t been so happy. It w