"You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote the thing. You've been backstage. You've seen how the rabbits were smuggled into the hat. Therefore ask a reading friend or two to look at it before you give it to anyone in the publishing business. This friend should not be someone with whom you have a romantic relationship, unless you want to break up."—Margaret Atwood
|Northanger Abbey cover (Black Cat); a well-deserved Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, 2011|
|Scene from Ivan Turgenev's First Love for Folio.|
|The twins' take on E.T.A. Hoffman|
How about you? Who would be your fantasy illustrator? Edmund Dulac .... William Blake ... Barry Moser ... Arthur Rackham .... William Steig?