Wednesday, 25 May 2016

"Boat" - Written and Illustrated by Barbara Remington (published by Macdonald And Jane's Publishers Limited, London 1977 - originally published in the US by Doubleday and Company, Inc. New York 1975) - Part 3

Barbara Remington is an American artist better known for her work on J.R.R. Tolkien's books "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings" for Ballantine's Books in the early 1960's.
There is no biography available on her apart from a small article on wikipedia but I scanned the small note on the artist printed on this book (below). I just loved the strange animal characters found all over the book as well as the two hairy characters of the story. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

"The Best After-Dinner Stories", Selected and Introduced By Tim Heald, Illustrated By Paul Cox (published by The Folio Society Ltd, London 2003) Part 3

The remarkable work of British illustrator Paul Cox (born London 1957). I've been a fan of his work since my student days in the early nineties. I love the retro feel he achieves, which brings to mind magazine and book illustrations from the first half of the 20th century. It's got a lovely rhythm and movement while descriptive and humorous. I find the economy with which he creates his characters and background amazing - the postures and expressions on the faces with just a few brush strokes! Here is his official website again with biography and many more colour examples of his work: