Quentin Blake - pens ink & places
Part of the Quentin Blake series
FOLLOWING FROM THE ENORMOUS SUCCESS OF WORDS AND PICTURESAND BEYOND THE PAGE , THIS THIRD VOLUME CONTINUES A NARRATIVEOF VISUAL ADVENTURES OF UNUSUAL DIVERSITY. Pens Ink & Places contains a wealth of new material, ranging fromtouching series of vignettes for Great Ormond Street Hospital togigantic drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; from thesombre apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker to the energeticfantasy of Billy and the Minpins.
This beautiful volume also includesBlake's unique illustrations made to accompany accompany the worksof John Ruskin, La Fontaine, Lucius Apuleius and Beatrix Potter. Blake's commentary - straight, as it were, from the drawing board- explores the challenges and opportunities in the creation ofdrawings known around the world, as well as others seen here forthe first time.
It is clear from every page of this informative and richlyillustrated volume that there has been no slackening of brio in thescratchy pen nib of an artist who has been called the `Godfather ofIllustration'.