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zaterdag 27 februari 2010

The Art of Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby

A must have for Discworld fans

You know that feeling of browsing through old holiday snapshots? That melancholic feeling of those great times of the past. Those little moments that are still carved into your brain, hopefully never to erode away. Well, that is exactly the sentiment you experience when browsing through the Art of Discworld. That is, if you are one of those many people who have read quite a few of the Discworld novels. Have you never read one of those? What are you waiting for? Skip the Art of Discworld (for now) and start reading the books!

Paul Kidby is arguably the best artist to ever try envision the wonderful world and characters of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. The incredible amount of details he puts in the drawings make you want to study them again and again, each time discovering new aspects. The most noteworthy pieces are the depictions of the Great A’Tuin, Death, The-ook-ook-Librarian and of course Nanny Ogg’s cat Greebo.

Accompanying the excellent reproductions are the comments of the big chief Pratchett himself and to a lesser amount Paul Kidby’s remarks. Terry Pratchett reveals some of the creative processes behind the conception of many of the beloved characters.

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