Quentin Blake: Pens Ink and Places (Special Edition)
Artist(s): Quentin Blake
Author(s): Quentin Blake
Year published: 6 September 2018
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: 240 colour illustrations
Please note: this title will be despatched after publication on 3 September 2018.
Following on from the enormous success of Words and Pictures and Beyond the Page, this third volume continues a narrative of visual adventures of unusual diversity. Pen Ink & Places contains a wealth of new material, ranging from touching series of vignettes for Great Ormond Street Hospital to gigantic drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; from the sombre apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker to the energetic fantasy of Billy and the Minpins. This beautiful volume also includes Blake’s unique illustrations made to accompany accompany the works of 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 of drawings known around the world, as well as others seen here for the first time. It is clear from every page of this informative and richly illustrated volume that there has been no slackening of brio in the scratchy pen nib of an artist who has been called the `Godfather of Illustration’.