Magic Pencil Childrens Book Illustration
display of more than 300 paintings and drawings for children by Britains
starriest illustrators. It examines how and why they work.
It also shows that the strong tradition of British children's book illustration
is actively flourishing in the 21st century.
Popular author and illustrator Quentin Blake has made the
selection from living, British artists. It wasnt easy. But here
is his final choice a mix of well known names and new stars on
Emma Chichester Clark
Magic Pencil looks at each artist in some depth.
layout and approach that break with
excellence in draughtmanship
how todays illustrators reflect
contemporary concerns, often through subject matter not always associated
with childrens books.
The British Library is the perfect home for this display,
setting contemporary work in the long tradition of classic
British illustration for childrens books.
The Free exhibition will be held at the British
Library 1 November 2002 to 31 March 2003.