Tagged with Illustration

Celebrating Quentin Blake

Celebrating Quentin Blake

Just read a wonderful article on the brilliant illustrator, Quentin Blake, one of my all-time favorites, who at age 80 is still creating incredible work. The article does a beautiful job articulating the magical exuberance at the heart of Blake’s work. Check it out here!

Food & Fairy Tales!

Food & Fairy Tales!

The Brothers Grimm are all over the news these days thanks to the 200th anniversary of the first publication of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen in 1812. I wanted to post a link to this great article from NPR’s food blog The Salt about the horrors and delights of food in the Brothers Grimm. Fairy tale … Continue reading

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Continuing with the theme of artists who defy typical boundaries of category and genre, I wanted to mention one of my all-time favorite controversial artist/authors, the ever-enigmatic Edward Gorey. Three new editions of Gorey’s books were released this fall by Pomegrante press: “Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert & the Deadly Blotter” and “The Osbick Bird.” … Continue reading

The Sword and the Stone by Alan Lee

The Sword and the Stone by Alan Lee

I took this image from Terri Windling’s gorgeous blog. Her posts are an endless source of inspiration for me so I thought I would share one of them here. A few days ago she did a post on T.H. White, one of my all-time favorite authors. There are some lovely quotes about his life and … Continue reading