illustrations

The Borrowers adaptations

When I saw that Mary Norton’s The Borrowers had been turned into an animation, The Secret World of Arietty, my knee-jerk reaction was a blurted out tweet (a twurt?): Oh crap, The Borrowers have been Disney-d. Why can’t they make up their own damn stories? Or is it anime-d? Probably both. Then I promptly reread […]

His Dark Materials illustrations

I’ve finished reading Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials now, and I thought it was wonderful. The ideas and characters are still floating round in my head. One of the charms of the trilogy is the little little symbolic illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, drawn in pen and ink by Pullman himself. They […]