Thirteen Things You Cannot Really Manage Without

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Quentin Blake

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‘These originated in a set of drawings of objects for display in a shop in Aldeburgh, called “Objects.” These are thirteen of the more eccentric ones.

In recent years I have found myself working increasingly in sequences of drawings which explore subjects and techniques which interest me.

These sequences are the origins of the QB Papers; they vary in approach and tone, and between reality and fantasy. But I hope that in each of them in its own way will appeal to anyone who likes looking at drawings.’ – Quentin Blake

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Weight 516 g
Dimensions 15.5 x 23 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 March 2020
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.5 x 23 cm
Weight 516 g
Quentin Blake was born in Sidcup on the outskirts of London in 1932. He had his first drawing published in the magazine Punch exactly sixty years ago, and he has been drawing ever since. He took a degree in English Literature at Cambridge before going on to life classes at Chelsea School of Art. He taught at the Royal College of Art for twenty years and for several years was head of the Illustration Department. He has written and illustrated books of his own, and has collaborated with writers such as Michael Rosen, Russell Hoban and John Yeoman. He is probably best known for his having illustrated all the books for children by Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic works such as A Christmas Carol, Don Quixote, and Candide.He has also produced many pictures for hospitals and other public spaces. In 2013 he was knighted for his services to illustrators, and in 2014 appointed a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. He lives in London and Hastings.