Next issue
We have loads of exciting articles and interviews lined up for the year ahead. Starting a series of articles focusing on the stories behind one particular illustration, Simon Cooke will explain his fascination with George Cruikshank’s depiction of the villain Fagin in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist. We will then return to the subject of crime and
punishment when we uncover the history of German children’s classic, Heinrich Hoffmann’s Der Struwwelpeter.
We will return to Europe when we consider the history of the French satirical magazine L’Assiette au Beurre and the work of the Chimerea Officina, a fine press based in Verona, Italy. English classics will not be neglected and we’ll be exploring the illustrators of, and illustrations to, Charles Kingsley’s strange fairy tale The Water Babies, and we’ll be asking Pat Hutchins, author and illustrator of the amazingly successful Rosie’s Walk (among many others) about her inspirations and her work.
In future issues we’ll be talking to the prolific and multi-talented Ian Beck and finding out about the fantasies and satires of Sidney Sime. We’ll consider the legacy of the Puffin Picture Books and find out more about the children’s books written and illustrated by Edward Gorey. All this, plus work by new graduates, the best books, events and exhibitions and the work of fine presses.