The Quentin Blake Book

Thames & Hudson. Nov. 2022. 256p. Tr $45. ISBN 9780500094358.
A visual feast and an engaging biography of the artist most known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books. From Blake’s start as the youngest artist to draw for Punch magazine at the age of 16 to his collection of imaginary portraits created during the early lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uglow’s book offers a creative look at his life’s work—still in progress. The use of Blake’s art throughout makes this a work of art to slowly take in and a fascinating peek into the life of an iconic artist.
VERDICT Recommended purchase for art and children’s books scholarship.

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