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22 February 2013

Sir Quentin Blake knighted

We were really pleased to see Sir Quentin Blake knighted this week for his career in illustration spanning over 64yrs.

The artist from South East London first saw his illustrations published in the satirical magazine Punch aged just 16 yrs old, and drew his first children’s illustrations for “A drink of water” in 1960. He was also a familiar face on children’s TV show Jackanory in the 1970’s with his pictures for Arabel and Mortimer.

Perhaps some of his best loved and memorable illustrations have been for the Roald Dahl children’s stories, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, & The Enormous Crocodile to name just a few.