The Big Generator finds a new home

This large painting with its crackle of electricity has been keeping John Harris charged up in his studio. But now it’s sold. So goodbye to the Big Generator!

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How could it be?

I’m so thrilled with this book, Norse Tales, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love, just published last week. Anyone who enjoyed Norse Myths will certainly love this. It’s the same combination of wonderful storytelling by Kevin Crossley-Holland, and design by Ben Norland of Walker Books. More on that here.

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

I look forward to reading Susanna Clarke’s new book, Piranesi. Jim Kay was involved with the production of the television adaptation of her previous book Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and I’m happy to say that I have one of his concept drawings which I really treasure.

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Netting the Vespatron

When we send out paintings and prints we don’t know how they’ll be received but quite often we’re sent a message to say how delighted the buyer is – and then a photo of it in situ. This is the original of Netting the Vespatron by John Harris. This was one of the pieces we took to our first Illuxcon and it’s clearly found a good home.

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Norse Tales

Good news for anyone who enjoyed Norse Myths. Some luscious new stories are coming soon, from this wonderful writer and artist team. We only have to wait until 3rd September 2020 for the publication of Norse Tales, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love and written by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

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Realm of Chaos concept work

Ian Miller worked at Games Workshop at the very time that Realm of Chaos was being designed. His influence on the game is clear to see, and now we have some of the drawings from that time which were used for character development. They are in that clear and confident line which is so special to Ian. And they’re for sale here.

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Wild is the Wind

The success of Grahame Baker Smith‘s picture book, The Rhythm of the Rain has pleased everyone. There’s now to be another in the series, Wild is the Wind, and it is looking as beautiful as the first book – as you can see from these two spreads.
It was The Rhythm of the Rain which caught the eye of Carol Armstrong and her agent – so that’s how Grahame ended up retelling and illustrating the story about the piece of moon rock, first written by Neil Armstrong.

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Neil Packer’s London

If you’re wondering what London’s going to be like after lockdown, here are some ideas by Neil Packer. He’s marked some of his favourite haunts and it may be that some of them don’t survive but this beautiful image gives us a good reminder – and we offer it as a print. It’s for you to add the train track, if you choose to, and then run this jaunty film which is enough to cheer anybody up. Remember train journeys? Watch this and you will.

The Anti-Gentrification Train Garden

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More dragons on their way

This is Saturion the Jester – just one of the drawings in Ian Miller‘s new series, dragons included. If you want to hear more about this, sign up for our newsletter (top right on our home page). We’re now offering them as prints.

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Bok, the Rock

Here’s the cover of the book written by Neil Armstrong. Who better to tell the story of a rock which started life on the moon over four billion years ago and eventually came to earth? Neil’s text has been adapted and illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith, and will be published by Hachette in 2021.

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