Pre-order ‘The Art of the Ballpoint’ by Quentin Blake

21.5 x 30.5 cm
Age Range:
Adult, Young Adult
Limited Edition:
Pre-order a copy of Quentin Blake’s special new limited edition book, ‘The Art of the Ballpoint’. Each book is bound and finished by hand, and stock is made available in batches as books are ready; the first batch of 25 books sold out in two days, so more are currently in production.

You can pre-order your copy from the next batch here. We will contact you to advise on the progress of your order.


Hand-crafted limited edition book printed on fine art Muncken paper, showcasing some of the highlights of Quentin’s prolific series of imaginary portraits, and all of which were drawn using the humble ballpoint pen.

These drawings were created purely for Quentin’s own pleasure. He has selected some of his favourites in this special book.

‘The Art of the Ballpoint’ is a signed, limited edition of 100 copies, hand-bound by prize-winning bookbinder, Gillian Stewart.

Hardback, bound in cloth-covered board, with an introduction by Quentin Blake. 96pp.