Maxey also illustrated The Trouble with Timothy, Preep the Little Pigeon of Trafalgar Square and was associated with Nonsense verse, and Edward Lear in particular (The Owl and the Pussycat, Uncle Arly and the The Pobble who had no Toes). He was born in Chicago, and early illustration was commissioned by The Rotarian. At some stage he moved to the island of Formentera where he converted a house for use as an atelier and as a way of generating funds from hiring out the Casa Zorro.

Many books of this period have a sense of broad brush depiction of animals with children. Several have detailed topographical agendas. Maxey is unusual in that he combines both in Seeing London.

Lirttle appears to be known this artist but surely more will emerge of this rare talent.