Exhibition: Paul Kidby – Discworld and Beyond, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, August 18 – September 29 2012
It started in 1995, with The Pratchett Portfolio, and was cemented in the Tourist Guide to the mystical world of Lancre, three years later.
Then there was Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook, Death's Domain Map, The Discworld Thieves Guild Diary and this year’s Discworld calendar.
For the past 18 years, Paul Kidby has taken on the nigh-on overwhelming task of illustrating Terry Pratchett’s imagined universe.
In a treat for fans of the books and intricately-detailed graphic art, this masterclass features those bestselling covers and adornments.
Rincewind, the Wee Free Men, Death, witches, wizards, dragons and trolls all appear along the way.
Kidby, who started out as a freelancer during the mid-1980s, is unsurprisingly influenced by British folklore and landscapes, and his own works include fairie paintings.
Their appearance at St Barbe may owe something to his own earthly surroundings. The artist has his home and studio in the nearby New Forest area.
- Open 10am-4pm (closed Sunday). Admission £2-£4 (free for under-5s, family ticket £10).