Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Walker Books



Walker Books are celebrating their 30th birthday, and I'm delighted to have been a Walker illustrator for most of that time.
I found a website where someone had helpfully uploaded some rarely seen work from my first Walker book about a little bald princess called "Melisande" , as well as pictures from "East of the Sun, and West of the Moon" and "The Candlewick Book of Fairy Tales". Thanks to the mystery scanner,
Here are a few of those illustrations from my early fairy tale books.







Seeing these makes me want to do another fairytale collection.
Happy Birthday Walker Books!

5 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

Wow these are fantastic!!! I absolutely LOVE the old woman at the spinning wheel. And that frog is just awesome. Wonderful work as always! :]

Sadami said...

Dear Patrick,
I've been your big fan. Luckily found your blog from another illustrator Elise's blog. All the uploaded works are beautiful and sensitive. Particularly, I love the swans and the lady. Please keep up your wonderful work and Happy Birthday Walker Books!
Kind regards,
Sadami

PJ Lynch said...

Hi guys
Thanks for those kind comments.
I should get back to doing animals. I just haven't had to do a lot of the anthropomorphism thing.
All the best
PJ

aladine said...

I have to tell you that "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" is one of my favourite fairytales of all time and your illustrations of it are by far the best I have ever seen.

I'm sure the world would be delighted if you did another collection of fairytales. I know that, for me, it would be as if Christmas came early!!!

Love from Ireland,

Aladine

Antonia Cardella said...

What a gorgeous piece! Your work always inspires me!