The Wind in the Willows

Grahame Baker Smith has now illustrated this absolute favourite and we’ve put many of the illustrations from it on the website. It won’t be published until the autumn but feast your eyes on these for now. It was quite a change from his last book which told the story of the first four billion years of life on Earth, but that just shows how versatile he can be.

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Ian Miller book covers

These covers of Ian’s are such classics – both the covers and the actual novels. We’re offering the images as prints now, so if you look through the prints section you should find them. Bottom right is not a cover, of course, but I wanted to include a Gormenghast image as Mervyn Peake is one of the writers with whom Ian is most closely associated. This is a detail from The Hall of Bright Carvings from Titus Groan.

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Patronus on a Postcard

Bloomsbury Children’s Books have asked 26 illustrators to draw an animal on a postcard which relates to the Harry Potter patronus idea. The originals will be auctioned, and the funds raised donated to the UK Booktrust, is a hugely important charity which encourages children to read. The above image is Jim Kay’s stag, which is Harry’s own patronus. Congratulations to Bloomsbury for coming up with this excellent fundraising idea for such a good cause, and also to the illustrators who also value the work that Booktrust does for our children.

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John Harris travel books

We’re just about to add more of John’s originals for sale to the website. These will be paintings which he’s done for various travel books and also fiction. This one was for a book by Dervla Murphy, Wheels Within Wheels. Much of her travelling was to exotic countries but I think this one about County Waterford is particularly evocative.

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Anthony Maddock, designer/illustrator

Anthony Maddock isn’t just the most imaginative and experienced graphic designer with all the expert knowledge you need for all the technical side of things. He can also come up with very stylish cover ideas using his own illustration.

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World Illustration Awards

And more news on Grahame. The Rhythm of the Rain has been shortlisted for a World Illustration Award by the British Association of Illustrators. This is his own charming account of the water cycle and how it affects children across the world.

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Publication of Life!

I am so utterly thrilled by this book, illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith. It covers so much and it is fascinating reading. Published today.

Life, The First Four Billion Years, Walker Books.

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Neil Packer’s apples

A spread from the forthcoming book on Taxonomy. Neil Packer. Magic.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – the cover

The cover of the edition illustrated by Jim Kay was released last week at the London Book Fair. Also one or two illustrations to be included in this book, to be published on 8th October 2019 (scroll down).

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Jane Delawney

Jim Burns’ prize-winning painting from Boskone 2019.

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