The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections

The Artful Dodger Images and Reflections With sales of his Griffin Sabine Trilogy surpassing three million copies it s been said that Nick Bantock has created an original literary genre Now he brings new meaning to the art of autobiography

  • Title: The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections
  • Author: Nick Bantock
  • ISBN: 9780811827522
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • With sales of his Griffin Sabine Trilogy surpassing three million copies, it s been said that Nick Bantock has created an original literary genre Now he brings new meaning to the art of autobiography with The Artful Dodger Images and Reflections, in which he infuses the tale of his professional and artistic life with warmth and wit The Artful Dodger surveys the vaWith sales of his Griffin Sabine Trilogy surpassing three million copies, it s been said that Nick Bantock has created an original literary genre Now he brings new meaning to the art of autobiography with The Artful Dodger Images and Reflections, in which he infuses the tale of his professional and artistic life with warmth and wit The Artful Dodger surveys the vast and varied territory that Bantock s work encompasses from his English art school days to paperback covers, pure abstract experimentation to pop up books, Griffin Sabine to his most recent work Bantock s own words lend a highly personal, often revealing, always entertaining angle to than 350 resplendent images As rich in life as it is in art, The Artful Dodger reveals the creative range of a modern graphic master.

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  • Nick Bantock

    Nick was schooled in England and has a BA in Fine Art painting He has authored 25 books, 11 of which have appeared on the best seller lists, including 3 books on the New York Times top ten at one time Griffin and Sabine stayed on that list for over two years His works have been translated into 13 languages and over 5 million have been sold worldwide Once named by the classic SF magazine Weird Tales as one of the best 85 storytellers of the century He has written articles and stories for numerous international newspapers and magazine s His Wasnick blogs are much followed on Facebook and Twitter His paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages and prints have been exhibited in shows in UK, France and North America In 2010 Nick s major retrospective exhibition opened at the MOA in Denver His works are in private collections throughout the world Nick has a lifetime BAFTA British Oscar for CD Rom Ceremony of Innocence , created with Peter Gabriel s Real World Ceremony soundtrack by Isabella Rossolini and Ben Kingsley He has two ipad apps, Sage and The Venetian and is working on a third Three of his books have been optioned for film and his stage play based on the Griffin and Sabine double trilogy premiered in Vancouver 2006.Produced artwork for over 300 book covers including works by Roth and Updike , illustrated Viking Penguin s new translation of Chaucer s Canterbury Tales He s designed theater posters for the London plays of Tom Stoppard and Alec Guinness For 20 years he s spoken and read to audiences throughout North America, Europe and Australia Given keynote and motivational speeches to corporations and teachers state conferences He s given dramatic readings on the radio and the stage and has been interviewed way too many times for TV, radio and print He s worked in a betting shop in the East End of London, trained as a psychotherapist, designed and had built a house that combined an Indonesian temple and a Russian orthodox church with an English cricket pavilion and a New Orleans bordello Between 2007 and 2010 was one of the twelve committee members responsible for selecting Canada s postage stamps.Among the things he can t do Can t swim, never ridden a horse, his spelling is dreadful and his singing voice is flat as a pancake.Source Nick Bantock profile

  • 888 Comments

  • Here is a man who thinks through images ability he feels is almost lost to us in this age of words. He suspects this is the cause of a sense of separation/dislocation in which we "drag our dreams behind us like dead weight." The images he has created throughout his works (he is the author of Griffin and Sabine) are startling, complex, and archtypal. Cultures and time, humor and affront integrate in lush color and detail.


  • If you don't know Bantock's art, this is a great way to learn and if you do know his work, it's a wonderful celebration of what he's done. I had no idea he'd done cover art, or the pop-up books (and now I'm adding those to my To Be Bought list). His explanation of the thought and art process that went into the Griffin & Sabine books as well as his other work is just fascinating, and seeing some of the art again made me think about re-reading and re-viewing what I've read before.A must buy/mu [...]


  • I'm not sure if this book is more of an autobiography or more of a promotional tool for the prolific Bantock. Whichever it is, I was interested and entertained by his descriptions of his early life, and how he became involved in illustration, graphic design, and collage. The Artful Dodger is a good overview of his career, and provides some insight into the processes he has developed to create his mysterious and beautiful art.


  • Nick Bantock. Well, I won't be able to say anything about this artist/writer that will do him any justice. He could publish the phone book and I'd buy it. He could type up a medicine label, I'd buy it. He could tell me the Brooklyn Bridge's for sale, I'd buy it. The Artful Dodger is a wonderful collection of both his illustrative, sculptural and multi-media work. It's incredible.


  • an illustrated autobiographyBantock weaves his way thru his life's path of how he came to create his unusual style of 3-D storytelling, and explores his creative process on each of the books he has published thus far. I have no desire to rush through this booki relish learning about his creative process as well as reading his descriptions of his own work throughout the book.


  • I liked it, but somehow, I was hoping for more fun, or more stories. This seemed stuffy, and I was expecting an experience more like The Forgetting Room.This runs more like a museum catalog or college lecture, and I wish Bantock could have given us some of his mystical side, too.


  • So inspiring. Makes me want to start playing with arting immediately. I will be looking for maps, stamps, and papers and paint for collage. A must read for anyone who has read other Nick Bantock books. A visual feast for the imagination.


  • Bantock wrote this after several of his books, but before he returned to the Griffin and Sabine story line. Answers some questions about why the library doesn't have all his books (as some of his publications listed on are actually card sets).


  • Only for the Bantock fan. Very interesting to see his thought process as he wrote/drew/created his books.











  • A beautiful retrospective of Nick Bantock's fascinating visual art. Inspired by dreams and intersections with cultural detritus, his collages create a visual world all their own.


  • This like held my interest for a while, but I didn't really Like it. I want to read his actual books though




  • An autobiography with lots of art. It was entertaining to see someone who leans on serendipity as much as I do. I'm glad he's made such good use of the coincidences.


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