We all know how fantastic Terry Pratchett is, but today I’m going to give some kudos to his illustrators. Over the years, Mr. Pratchett has had a number of different artists do Discworld pieces, and then, he started working with Paul Kidby.
Paul Kidby’s style is a superb fit for Pratchett’s tone. Look at these covers:
How awesome are they? Then, it gets better. You open up the books and inside is fabulous picture after fabulous picture. And, if you weren’t going to any way, you should totally click over to Paul Kidby’s Discworld website. See those posters? I want them. Send me those posters for Christmas. Extra brownie points for anyone who sends me a poster w/Death of Rats.
Also, I do have to draw your attention to Where’s My Cow? It’s not a Paul Kidby collaboration, but Grant does a pretty groovy job, too. Now, it’s technically a children’s book, but like many of the fun Pixar flicks, there are a couple of nods to the adults in this one. Any Discworld fan will enjoy the inside jokes, and even if you miss the inside jokes, it’s still entertaining.
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.