CHRIS RIDDELL - POLITICAL CARTOONIST & THE CHILDREN'S LAUREATE
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CHRIS RIDDELL - THE CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2015 - 2017

AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK 13 – 30 April 2016



Illustrationcupboard Gallery is delighted to present a further solo exhibition for the multi-talented and much-loved Chris Riddell. As well as working with world-famous authors such as Neil Gaiman for THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, and CORALINE Chris has produced some of the leading graphic novels and image-led fiction such as 'THE EDGE CHRONICLES' with Paul StewarT, as well as his own image-led series of novels such as 'OTTOLINE' and 'GOTH GIRL'.
A consummate and witty draughtsman his talents are not restricted to books with his regular contributions of sharp political satire published in both The Guardian and The Observer. A tireless worker Chris is the current Children’s Laureate and spends a great deal of his working hours contributing to this important national role all over Britain and Ireland.

The exhibition at the gallery throws the spotlight on all areas of his oeuvre, from his picture books to his editorial and political cartoons. We are delighted to show this broad array of drawings and watercolours which will engage visitors and collectors of all ages and levels. Artwork from 'THE STORY GIANT', 'THE GRAVEYARD BOOK', 'CORALINE'. 'THE OBSERVER DICKENS WALL-CHART' as well as political cartoons published in The Guardian will all be on show. All artwork is for sale as well as collectible signed first editions books.

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CHRIS RIDDELL - BOOK SIGNING EVENT – SATURDAY 23 APRIL

Chris will be in attendance at the gallery on SATURDAY 23 APRIL from 2.30pm to meet visitors and sign copies of books including copies of his new and wonderfully interactive ‘DOODLE-A-Day’ created during his laureateship and featured on is Instagram page each morning. There will also be a select number of copies of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK’, which is now out of print.

Entrance is free and no reservation is required.

We regret that Chris can only sign book available from the gallery at this event.


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Exhibition date
13 - 30 APRIL 2016
Illustrationcupboard Gallery, SW1Y 6AL