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Sobre l'autor

Nick Bantock was born in Stourbridge, England on the 14th of July 1949. He went to school in the suburbs of North East London, and from there moved on to an art college in the market town of Maidstone, Kent. At the age of 23, he quit his job in a gambling house and began working as a freelance mostra'n més illustrator. In 16 years he produced approximately 300 book covers, including novels by Philip Roth and John Updike. During the winter of 1988 he moved to Vancouver Canada, and two years later started work on his own books. He is most well known for his Griffin and Sabine Trilogy, an artful representation of a long distance romance. His other works include The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections (2000) - a visual autobiography, and retrospective, Urgent 2nd Class: Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, and Other Art from Ephemera (2004) and Windflower (2006) - with Edoardo Ponti. (Bowker Author Biography) Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, most recently "The Artful Dodger" and the tenth anniversary, limited edition of "Griffin & Sabine". Born in England, he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Unattributed photo from author's website.


Obres de Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence (1991) — Autor — 2,874 exemplars
The Forgetting Room (1997) 720 exemplars
Museum at Purgatory (1999) 669 exemplars
Egyptian Jukebox (1993) 401 exemplars
Windflower (2006) 188 exemplars
Kubla Khan: A Pop-Up Version of Coleridge's Classic (1816) — Il·lustrador — 179 exemplars
Dubious Documents: A Puzzle (2018) 75 exemplars
The Morning Star Trilogy (2004) — Autor — 66 exemplars
Solomon Grundy: A Pop-Up Rhyme (1992) 53 exemplars
WINGS (A Pop-Up Book) (1990) 38 exemplars
Griffin & Sabine Deluxe 6-Volume Set (2004) — Autor — 17 exemplars
Griffin & Sabine Writing Box (1994) 12 exemplars
The Gryphon Notecards (2001) 4 exemplars
Griffin & Sabine Notecards (1992) 4 exemplars
The Artful Dodger Diary: 2001 (2000) 3 exemplars
Capolan Blank Journal (1997) 2 exemplars
Notecards: The Venetian's Wife (1996) 1 exemplars

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Sour Sweet (1982) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions387 exemplars
Dark Crusade (1976) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions259 exemplars
Death Angel's Shadow (1973) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions223 exemplars
The Glamour (1984) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions215 exemplars
Son of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (1986) — Cover illustration — 162 exemplars
A Nest of Nightmares (1986) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions119 exemplars
Aliens in Space : An Illustrated Guide to the Inhabited Galaxy (1979) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions100 exemplars
Starliners (1980) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions62 exemplars
The Fantastic Planet : A World of Magic and Mystery (1980) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions46 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Bantock, Nick
Nom oficial
Bantock, Nicholas
Altres noms
Fox, Nick
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada
London, England, UK
Maidstone, Kent, England
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Kent Institute of Art and Design (BA ∙ fine art)
Premis i honors
Bill Duthie Bookseller's Choice Award (1993)
Biografia breu
Nick Bantock was born in England. He went to school in the soulless suburbs of North East London, and from there he moved on to art college in the market town of Maidstone, Kent. At the age of 23, he gave up his job in a betting shop and began working as a freelance illustrator. Over the next 16 years, he produced covers for approximately 300 books, including novels by Philip Roth and John Updike. During the winter of 1988, he moved to Vancouver with his wife and young son. Two years later, he decided to try his hand at creating pop-up books, and the legend "Griffin and Sabine" was born.



I used to see this book around a lot as a kid but never read it somehow. It's good! Nice twists, and perfectly creepy.
caedocyon | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
This is Nick Bantock's autobiography of his creative life and development as an artist. The road was initially a bit rocky and early art instructors were not encouraging about his prospects. Thankfully, he persevered and did not give up on his dream and we now have his lovely books to sigh over. The Artful Dodger is full of his beautiful illustrations/collages with a bit on his idea development.
varielle | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2024 |
What an extraordinary book! This book absolutely transported me to another dimension and whisked me around the globe to exotic locales. It consumed me with a spine-tingling auro of mystique. The evocation of the classical muse was nothing short of brilliant. And the illustrations were outstanding. They were magical, abstract and so imaginative and colorful and a great fabric weaving together the drama of Griffin and Sabine. The use of physical letters (gorgeous unto themselves, also lavishly illustrated and brilliantly printed) was a wonderful added touch.

I was left feeling a little bit like someone stranded on a remote island somewhere, a bit devastated that I was no closer to resolution than when I started. But of course, that's how life works.

While this book is the second of a Griffin & Sabine series, it was perfectly enjoyable as a stand alone.

I highly recommend this beautiful, artistic and creative production.
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shirfire218 | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jan 8, 2024 |
I've been reading through the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman and needed a break from the darkness, so I picked this off the shelf and devoured it in about an hour. It has been many many years since I last read it, and it was exactly the tonic I needed to the darkness of Sandman.

The story is both fantastic and mysterious. The characters are pretty light, but the plot and the artistry within the pages is wonderful.
PurplOttr | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Dec 1, 2023 |



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