Authors and illustrations

Usually the illustrations in novels are readings of fictional works by the artists and although they might add to a book, few people would think of referring to them as an integral part of the text. Famously, Tenniel’s drawings for Alice in Wonderland were executed in such close cooperation with Lewis that no edition of Alice without the Tenniel drawings is really Alice. Another unusual case is where the author is the illustrator as, for example, in Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Alice: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/28/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition

The Hobbit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2011/oct/24/hobbit-tolkien-in-pictures

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