Category Archives: Teenage fiction

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Flourish and Blotts

Bloomsbury have chosen a detail from Jim Kay‘s illustration of Diagon Alley for the cover of their new catalogue. Inside there’s an image of Hagrid casting his spell on the unfortunate Dudley. More images from the illustration edition of Harry … Continue reading

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New Harry Potter illustrations released

Here are four of the illustrations by Jim Kay for the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Jim’s brief was to reconceive the characters, architecture and landscapes based closely on the book rather than being influenced … Continue reading

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Jim Kay at the British Library

We are delighted that the British Library have included the above print in their Gothic exhibition, Terror and Wonder where they cover the influence of Gothic imagery on 21st century fiction. This image is from A Monster Calls, by Patrick … Continue reading

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The Great War

Jim Kay has illustrated a collection of short stories for children for Walker Books. The stories are by the most prominent writers in that lively market for YA fiction and Jim has provided illustrations which slip cleverly between them to … Continue reading

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Starback, a Jim Kay etching

When Jim Kay was illustrating Toby Forward‘s Flaxfield Quartet for Walker Books he was very struck by the quality of the writing and he decided to take a moment to produce an etching of Starback, the dragon in the story. … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Alan Love

At Illuxcon 2013 I was particularly struck by the work of a very talented young artist, Jeffrey Alan Love. He’s been working mostly in the US until now, and has just won an award from the Society of Illustrators but … Continue reading

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Jim Kay and Harry Potter

Illustrating the Harry Potter books is a wonderful opportunity and also a hefty challenge. However, Jim is the perfect choice and I have every confidence in him. His knowledge and versatility astonishes clients every time. He has set about the … Continue reading

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Christopher Gibbs

Today sees the opening of the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton and that seemed a good opportunity to show the work of Christopher Gibbs, represented by Arena. Here are details from two very fine recent pieces. And detail is the … Continue reading

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Olivia Lomenech Gill’s processions

I’m delighted to be able to put Olivia’s work on the site. Just look at these processions. Joglars and Troubadors (top), Exile of the Couturiers (centre), and at the bottom Walk This World from the book she illustrated for Michael … Continue reading

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Grahame Baker Smith

I’m delighted to have added to our website Grahame’s illustration portfolio and film interview. His consistent and award-winning work for Templar and the Folio Society will continue, we hope, but he would also like to work on book covers and … Continue reading

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