SANDRA KIDBY IN HELL'S KITCHEN
Sandra Kidby opened the doors to PJSM Prints back in 1995 with
the release of the Librarian pencil
print. This was quickly followed by Greebo,
Reaper Man and Rincewind.
years Sandra's range has expanded from
predominantly prints and cards
mousemats, keyrings, canvas bags, jewellery and signed
books. What started
as a part-time
venture has grown into a business sending
Discworld merchandise to
four corners of the globe
In 2007 Sandra and her children Jo, Josh & Louis performed as Ankh-Morpork
citizens in Mob Film's The Colour of Magic.
SANDRA & SEAN ASTIN WHEN HE POPPED
OVER FOR SUNDAY LUNCH DURING
THE FILMING OF COLOUR OF MAGIC 2007
Art has always played a large role in Paul
Kidby's life. He can remember drawing
at the age of four and sculpting Dr Who figures
from the age of eight. He left
school with two O-levels - art and technical
drawing and although he didn't attend
art college, was encouraged and inspired by a
neighbouring retired art teacher.
Paul became a freelance illustrator in 1986 at
the age of 22 and produced a
catalogue of work including book jackets,
magazine and video covers, advertising
and computer game packaging. He discovered his
first Discworld novel in 1993
and since then has devoted himself almost
exclusively to exploring the places
and denizens of the Disc - "it's a big place
and there's a lot to do".
As well as the Discworld book jackets he has
illustrated the Discworld calendars
and the hugely popular Discworld diaries.
His first collection of Discworld art, The
Pratchett Portfolio, was published in 1996. The Last Hero, published November 2001,
spent seven weeks at number one in the
UK bestseller lists, selling over 235,000
copies. The Art of Discworld was released
in the autumn of 2004 to rave reviews and has
continued to sell phenomenally well.
Terry Pratchett has the largest collection of
Paul's originals including Science of
Discworld, The Lancre Map, Great
A'Tuin, Wyrd Sisters and Mr Fluffy.
Paul has remarried and has no connection with the running of PJSM Prints.