Although Quentin Blake’s work with Roald Dahl is a collaboration he is most noted for, the illustrator has actually worked with John Yeoman since 1960, more than any other author. Their creative partnership is to be celebrated in their first joint exhibition, Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at London’s House of Illustration .
The exhibition will span Quentin’s first drawings for John to their latest collaboration as well as ten projects in between, “from picture books and short novels for children to adaptions of classic folk tales,” says the gallery.
Alongside the exhibition is the reissue of their first book, A Drink of Water via Thames & Hudson and the newest book, All the Year Round published by Andersen Press. Other illustrations to be exhbited include: The Boy Who Sprouted Anters, Mouse Troubles and Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stores.
Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books opens today (6 October) and runs until 4 February 2018
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