Hansel and Gretel

This week, I happily received the copy of Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ book, Hansel and Gretel. In it, he has brilliantly reimagined the fairy tale.  I ordered it last week from the U.K. and it arrived faster than some packages from other parts of Canada!

Clive Hicks-Jenkins is one of my favourite artists. He shows a wide array of his artwork on his blog and talks about the process that went into making the pieces.  His artwork in this book is tremendously engaging with both terrifying and beautiful renditions of the characters and the settings. I’ve been pouring over the book and love the layers of paint, drawing and collage.

On the artist’s blog are many posts about the complex process he went through in making the book. The link above is to just one of those posts and also talks about the Hansel and Gretel toy theatre kit he designed. Below are the front and back covers of the book.


2 Comments on “Hansel and Gretel”

  1. Lily Susan May, thank you so much for your praise of my work on this. I’m so pleased that the book arrived quickly, and that you’re enjoying what lies between its covers. It was lovely project to work on, not least because in Simon Lewin I had such a wonderful publisher and collaborator. I’ll pass your comments on to him. Very best, Clive.


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