‘Illustrating Books’ at The British Library

The Folio Society held a fascinating event last week at the British Library, where 3 illustrators talked about the work processes behind visualising a story.
First up was Peter Bailey who created beautiful illustrations for one of my favourite story collections of all time – His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. Since many readers have a strong vision for these books, Peter tried to create an atmosphere or environment for the illustrations, not focussing on individual characters. He wanted to …