Thursday, 1 September 2016

"It's still magic, even if you know how it's done" - Terry Pratchett

I've just taken down from the bookshelf a copy of The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. Terry has autographed this copy (in 1998), with the words, "Good on yer, mate! Nullus Anxietas." It's special to have that beside me as I write this review.

My colouring - the Eater of Socks.

Title:  Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring book 
Artist:  Paul Kidby

Here is my video flip through -

At a glance…..

Size - 218 x 276, 96 pages
Single-sided images - no
Images into the spine - yes
Paper - good
Perforated - no 
Water based pens - yes but test first.
Who will love it - those who love the Discworld books, those who like colouring fantasy, and those who like colouring fiction-based images.

You can find out more …

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring book

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

For a limited time you can download a free pdf image to colour - here.

Tell me more …


Paul Kidby was Terry's favourite illustrator for the Discworld books from 2002, and in this book he has reworked the illustrations into line drawings, along with some originals, for us to colour. Pratchett says of Kidby - "this is the closest anyone's got to how I see the characters." 


The images cover many of the favourite characters from this series - Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, Archchancellor Ridcully, Rincewind, Tiffamy Aching and Death. Many of the images are accompanied by relevant text from the books. Several images have borders and there are only two double page wallpaper spreads which is a relief. 
Line width is fine to medium throughout and there is a consistency through the book because only one artist has put this together. Some images are more detailed than others but not impossibly so. A couple of images have black backgrounds which is always a plus.

Layout and Paper:

At the back of this book are sixteen pages of Paul's coloured drawings. This is a wonderful bonus as it's interesting to see the colour palettes he favours.
There is an introduction from Paul at the beginning. The paper is white and medium quality and the images are on both sides of the pages, with some of them running into the spine. The book is glue bound and will flatten when open, with use.

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Reviews and Posts from last week

- 48 Glorious Greyscale Images from Nicole - here.

- 19 Must See New Books for September - here.

- Revisiting Andrew Lang's Fairy Tales - here.

* This book was sent to me by the publisher for an honest appraisal. Thanks.

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