C.F. Payne

C.F. Payne photo

About C.F. Payne: C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review, MAD Magazine, and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers.

His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration. He graduated with BFA from Miami University in Ohio in 1976 and began a freelance career in 1980. He is currently an instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

For more on C.F. Payne, visit his website.



Mickey Mantle cover

MICKEY MANTLE: THE COMMERCE COMET (2017): This extraordinary picture-book biograph traces Mickey Mantle's unparalleled baseball career. He could run from home plate to first base in 2.9 seconds. He could hit a ball 540 feet—the longest home run in major league history. He was the greatest switch hitter ever to play the game. And he did it all despite broken bones, pulled muscles, strains, and sprains, from his shoulders to his feet. How did a poor country boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, become one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of all time? This is the story. (Ages 5-10)

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