Illustration - Winter - 2022 - Issue 74

News and Reviews
A round-up of interesting new, exhibitions and announcements, with some short reviews of beautiful illustrated books and books of interest.

Charles van Sandwyk 
Charles van Sandwyk
is a poetic illustrator whose new approach to children’s classics breathes new life into the genre, presenting us with his very idiosyncratic versions of Alice and The Wind in the Willows. Highly-coloured, intricate, and infused with droll humour, Charles’s treatments are a visual delight. Joe Whitlock Blundell explores his dealings with this most talented artist.

The Illustrator’s Interview
Kimberly Ellen Hall
is a versatile graphic designer who divides her time between teaching and her many other projects. In this interview, Kim talks revealingly about her artistic process, its rewards and challenges, and we get a chance to look at her striking work, which is by turns urbane and child-like, amusing and challenging.

Jonathan Gibbs
Jonny Gibbs 
is an artist specializing in wood-engraved illustrations who has a huge back-catalogue in diverse publications. The author of dramatic and highly original images in black and white which represent challenging material, his career as a working professional is charted in this reflection on his life in art.

Kouki Tsuritani
The Japanese artist Kouki Tsuritani is a practitioner of the strange, dream-like and bizarre, producing images which question perceptions of reality and the workings of the mind. By turns frightening and humorous, philosophical and mischievous, his wood-engravings and mezzotints are highly distinctive. Jenny Portlock considers the work of one of her favourite artists.

Joan Jacobs
This artist is barely remembered today, but in the thirties she was known as an accomplished designer of illustrative book jackets in Modernist styles for novels such as Stella Gibbons’s Cold Comfort Farm. Drawing on previously unpublished information provided by Joan’s daughters, the Editor reconstructs her life and art.

Frank Patterson
Frank Patterson
is also a little-remembered artist who worked mainly in the Edwardian period. Patterson was one of those who celebrated the British landscape and its cultures – representing the contours of land and life as he cycled across the country. Jim O’Brien puts him back in the saddle.

A Favourite Book
Ian Beck
celebrates one of his favourite books, The Compleet Molesworth, with illustrations by Ronald Searle. Ian remembers its wizard humour and how its representation of an arcane life-style still had relevance to his own.

This is the first feature presenting the work of outstandingly talented undergraduates studying at the University of Gloucestershire. In this issue, we’ll hear from Mason Wilson, a student in his final year.

Look and Learn
A round-up of the latest exhibitions along with details of resources.