We have some great news for the fans of Discworld today with the release of a new book in the Autumn. Pratchett fans have been distraught at the idea of no more Discworld novels, and while this won’t be a novel, it will be full colour portfolio of illustrations from Discworld artist Paul Kidby, and it’s coming in November.
Pratchett said of Kidby’s illustrations that it was “the closest anyone’s got to how I see the characters and it seems fitting that he should produce this portfolio. The 272 page, full colour volume will publish on 23rd November.
The book is being hailed as a definitive volume of Discworld illustrations including forty pieces of never before seen art, thirty pieces that have only every appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and bookclub editions, and seventeen book cover illustrations that have never been seen without the cover text.
The standard price is £35, but published simultaneously will be a £75 special edition of the book featuring a variant cover, a new piece designed exclusively for the edition and signed by Kidby, metallic page edging, a market ribbon and a specially designed slipcase. There is no news yet of a USA release, but it does appear that American customers can order from the UK site and pay extra for US shipping.
Fans will also get another chance to see illustrations from Discworld and Pratchett’s work as part of an exhibition at Salisbury Museum, running from September to January next year, you can find details of that here.
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