FOLLOWING FROM THE ENORMOUS SUCCESS OF WORDS AND PICTURES
AND BEYOND THE PAGE , THIS THIRD VOLUME CONTINUES A NARRATIVE
OF VISUAL ADVENTURES OF UNUSUAL DIVERSITY.
Pens Ink & Places contains a wealth of new material, ranging from
touching series of vignettes for Great Ormond Street Hospital to
gigantic drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; from the
sombre apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker to the energetic
fantasy of Billy and the Minpins. This beautiful volume also includes
Blake's unique illustrations made to accompany accompany the works
of John Ruskin, La Fontaine, Lucius Apuleius and Beatrix Potter.
Blake's commentary - straight, as it were, from the drawing board
- explores the challenges and opportunities in the creation of
drawings known around the world, as well as others seen here for
the first time. It is clear from every page of this informative and richly
illustrated volume that there has been no slackening of brio in the
scratchy pen nib of an artist who has been called the `Godfather of