Friday, 13 March 2015


Today's newspapers are full of praise for Sir Terry Pratchett, who died yesterday. His voice was unique. The artist most closely associated with Sir Terry was "Josh" Kirby. He painted all the British Discworld covers until his death in 2001. (The American publishers used their own cover artists.) The spin offs from Sir Terry's enormous output included graphic novels, games, maps and calendars, which required more artists. Here's my favourite, commissioned by Victor Gollancz for their 2009 Terry Pratchett Discworld Calendar: Mrs Cake Suspects a Psychic Perturbation (2008) by Les Edwards, who perfectly captures Sir Terry's madcap humour. Les was inspired by Reaper Man (1991) the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Death (CLICK).


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