I – Most Iconic Illustrator – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
The letter I lends itself to many things, as those who are hopping the AtoZChallenge have no doubt discovered. Today we invite you to tell us which of our choices is the Most Iconic Illustrator. The two we have chosen immediately transport anyone who sees their work to their childhood.
- Quentin Blake
Sir Quentin Saxby Blake is most famous for his wonderful illistrations for the books of Roald Dahl. His iconic style is instantly recognisable and has me thinking of witches and naughty children and children who are just a little more than they are supposed to be. His illustrations will forever be remembered thanks to programs like Jackonory which are treasured memories for so many children. When you see his work, you know it’s his, so isn’t that worth a vote?
Ernest Howard Shepard is best known for his work on A.A. MIlne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Kenneth Grahame‘s The Wind in the Willows. His beautiful line drawings of Pooh bear and friends are often some of the earliest memories for children who have been taught to love books. While is style is precise it is also lyrical and evocative. A hero of World War I and a fantastic artist, surely he is worth your vote?
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.