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Quentin Blake's illustrations have delighted both children and adults for over 30 years. He is recognised by his contemporaries as the master of his art, and his work is to be seen in children's books, on book jackets, magazines, cartoons and advertisements all over the world.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 28th 2000 by Jonathan Cape (first published October 26th 2000)
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Kate Merriman
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I hugged the book when I finished it.
Alec Longstreth
Mar 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It's a real shame this book is currently out of print. It took me almost three years to track down a copy of this book, but it was well worth the wait. In Words and Pictures, Blake looks back and examines fifty years of his illustration career. He provides examples of his earliest work for Punch magazine all the way through to his current picture books for children. He explains his working methods, his studio set up, how he goes about brainstorming ideas and there are hundreds of preliminary ske ...more
Nicole Corbett
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even before I got my grubby little hands on this book I knew Quentin was my role model. After reading it, I am more inspired than ever! His honesty and humour reflect perfectly through his illustrations, and his ability to bring a story to life through pictures is fantastic.
For die hard illustrator appreciators, give this book a go!
Melody
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Iv just finished reading this book - all 205 pages! it only took me two days and is well worth the read. Quentin Blake is an amazing illustrator and in this book loves to talk about his work.
Kathleen Dixon
I've always liked Blake's illustrations and when I read about this book I decided to borrow it. I wasn't disappointed.
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Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, RDI, is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's author, well known for his collaborations with writer Roald Dahl.

Education
Blake was educated at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School. His English teacher, JH Walsh, influenced his ambition to become involved in literature. His first published drawing was for the satirical magazine Punch, at the age of 16. He
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“I don't wait for inspiration. I'm not, in fact, quite sure what inspiration is, but I'm sure that if it is going to turn up, my having started work is the precondition of its arrival.” 36 likes
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