The Art of Discworld

The Art of Discworld

by Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061211942
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Series: Discworld Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

Paul Kidby became a freelance illustrator in 1986. Since then he has worked on projects ranging from computer game packaging to magazine covers. He began reading the Discworld novels in 1993 and was immediately inspired. He has produced, with Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, numerous Discworld items, including Discworld Diaries, The Discworld Portfolio, cards, book covers, and calendars. He lives in England.


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England


Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Art of Discworld 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I flipped through part of this the other day in a book store, and I was actually quite impressed with what I saw. I've always been disappointed with books like this because they fall short of how I envision the characters. This did nothing of the sort. Kidby's art is exceptional, and even when his vision of a character differed from my own I found that his interpretations were offered with such humor and style that I didn't even mind. Four stars because I didn't get to look at the book in-depth but was intrigued by what I did see.
391 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I love Kidby's artwork! He does fantastic work, and I enjoyed reading the little character tidbits that Pratchett threw in as well.
magooles on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Although I haven't read this book from cover to cover, I have really enjoyed flipping through it. I love the Discworld Series and the artwork of Paul Kidby simply ties everything in and brings the characters to life. The information given is also very helpful for those reading the series as it gives some interesting back stories. It is the perfect quirky companion to a much-loved series.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was interesting. I like some of the art work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago