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|My favourite illustrator of JA ever!
Written by JulieW
(6/26/2006 5:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jack and Alice: Insensible Charles, penned by Cheryl
She was obviously a great admirer of JA: in fact, she describes herself as being passionate about her.
As it maybe imagined , with books so much loved and known almost by heart, it was hard to decide what episodes to illustrate....
She then talks about the difficulties illustrating the novels, especially when she felt so affectionate towards the heroines...
To fuss about a face may seem over-anxious , but to cut a face at all in the intractable material of box wood is a chancy thing. A shave of wood can alter an expression or the slip of a tool may cause a squint!
In reference to the Dazzling Charles she writes:
It was a reflief the series could end on a reassuring note wiht the absesrudities of the SHORTER WORKS. The tail-pieces, being more like comments, allowed one's fancy more freedom.
See pages 201-209,JAS REport, 1973.
Thanks, Cheryl for sharing!
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