It would be hard to imagine the stories of Roald Dahl without Quentin Blake’s illustrations. This wonderful book features a selection of his work from the past 50 years. It includes illustrations from Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the BFG, Esio Trot aswell as Blake’s own picture books; The Green Ship and Mr Magnolia and previously unpublished works. He shares his thoughts on humour, conjuring characters, working with text, creating mood and developing a picturebook. In reminiscing about his early career he hopes to offer help and interest to those who are just starting out.
Quentin Blake Words and Pictures published by Tate Publishing. £16.99