Olivia Lomenech Gill and Jim Kay will both be at Waterstones in Piccadilly on Thursday evening (1st Feb 2018) to celebrate Harry Potter. Here is Olivia’s dragon from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and there’s much more of Olivia’s work here.
You can also see Jim and Olivia describing their animated Kindle in Motion ebooks here.
Jim Kay’s been very busy with Harry Potter. He’s started on the fourth book now (The Goblet of Fire) and you can see some of the work for the first three here. He’s been working in a range of styles. Here are Remus Lupin and Sybill Trelawney.
There are 25 new prints available now. This one is The Gate of the Moon, from the series “Fire: The Rite of the Hidden Sun”.
There are a few John Harris paintings in the pipeline now. For news of some of these being offered as prints, sign up for my newsletter on the home page.
Here’s a wonderful image by Jeffrey of Thor with his hammer – and a recent interview with Esther Oh, for Communication Arts.
Neil Packer has put a glorious abundance of his work on Instagram (arvokimchi). It makes it very easy to see what he’s been doing over the past year or two. All stunning, from the extremely well-observed detail of his illustrations for One Hundred Years of Solitude and Foucault’s Pendulum for the Folio Society, to the wonderfully expressive work for The Iliad and the Odyssey for Walker Books. We have originals for sale, and will produce prints this year too.
The above image is a Viking, in preparation for the illustrated History of the World by Peter Frankopan, to be published by Bloomsbury later this year.
Thank you to all those who have made 2017 so spectacular for us. Hard work but good fun as well. Wishing everyone involved all the best for 2018.
Great news today. Norse Myths is The Times’ Children’s Book of the Week (UK). Also Joanne Owen of Love Reading, describes the illustrations by Jeffrey Alan Love as “sublime: foreboding, cleverly scaled and incisively expressive”. In Bags of Books “the strange world of ancient magic, giants, dwarfs and monsters is unforgettably imagined”. Whether you like the US cover (above left) or the UK one, this book is certainly making waves.
I’ve always like this painting of the Death Star by John Harris. The original has been sold but it would make a nice print.
Mainstreet Trading is one of the best bookshops in Scotland and at 7.00 on 6th December they are hosting an event where Olivia Lomenech Gill will be talking about her work. This will include images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (see above for one – his spots were added later) and more. She will also be showing her work at her studio in Belford, Northumberland, on 9th December, from 2.00 until 6.00. Here’s a short film about her.