Pratchett artist show

The Band With Rocks In, illustration by Paul Kidby

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are brought to life through the brilliant illustrations of Paul Kidby, who perfectly captures Pratchett’s imagined world. Paul is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for the award-winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett and has designed the Discworld book jackets since 2002, as well as many other Discworld publications.

A new exhibition at Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, from 5th May-30th June, comprises more than 40 of Paul’s drawings, oil paintings and watercolours in which fans will find favourite Pratchett characters including Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death, as well as book jackets and some lesser known Discworld art work.

Also on display is a selection of Paul’s own fantasy pictures inspired by British folklore and landscapes including from the recently published book The Charmed Realm.

Pratchett had strong connections to Buckinghamshire. He was born in Beaconsfield in 1948 and attended school in High Wycombe, as well as starting his early career as a journalist there.

Discworld and Beyond is a must for fans of both author and artist.


Admission charge: Adults £4. Under 18s by donation.

This is a touring exhibition from St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441


The Band With Rocks In, illustration by Paul Kidby



May 2, 2018