Book Review: Posy Simmonds: The Illustrators

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This 112-page hardcover is a wonderful biographical tribute to British illustrator Posy Simmonds. She's known for her work at Guardian newspaper, her graphic novels Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe and Cassandra Darke.

There are stories of her childhood, studying in Paris, art school, early art, getting into Guardian, her comic strips and graphic novels. She started her newspaper career in 1969 with The Sun and has also worked for The Times and Cosmopolitan. What's interesting is her work at the newspaper. Her take on social issues, how she came up with Gemma Bovery and the constraints for drawing for newspapers. It's insightful to read about her work, her projects and creative process. Her illustrative style of art is charming.

Only downside to the book is it's certainly not thick enough to cover a 50 year long career.

It's a nice book for fans of Posy Simmonds.

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