Transforming pigeons by violin

from Patrick, by Quentin Blake

Pigeons are transformed into beautiful long-tailed birds by Patrick and his magic violin, in the first book both written and illustrated by Quentin. He wrote it specifically so it would have to be printed in full colour, as until that time (1968) he had only been commissioned to do black & white or simple colour work.

Original artworks from the book featured in the House of Illustration’s exhibition ‘Seven Kinds of Magic’ in 2016.