This Folio Life: Selecting the best of horror

Posted on 19/09/2018

How do you choose the best of a genre? Pick your personal favourites; choose only those tales regarded as classics; or try to aim for an interesting mix of everything? We asked Ramsey Campbell, ‘Brita …


This Folio Life: A tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Posted on 05/09/2018

When Ursula K. Le Guin passed away in January of this year, the world lost one of the most original and sophisticated authors of the twentieth century. I had the pleasure of working with Ursula previo …


This Folio Life: The challenge of illustrating The Kama Sutra

Posted on 03/07/2018

Back in 2014, when Folio art director Sheri Gee was chairing a panel discussion at the Society of Illustrators in New York, she asked the panellists: ‘If you could illustrate any book, what would it b …


This Folio Life: Joe’s blog, no. 39

Posted on 23/05/2018

I recently went down to Dartmoor to interview Alan Lee about his epic illustrations for The Wanderer and other Old English Poems. Widely regarded as a recluse (thanks in large measure to a rather misl …


This Folio Life: Dolpo, Nepal 1973 and 2016

Posted on 21/05/2018

Among the best-loved travel books ever written, The Snow Leopard has gained a reverential following among trekkers and natural history enthusiasts. In 1973, naturalist and novelist Peter Matthiessen a …


This Folio Life: A Diary of Engraving Maigret

Posted on 18/05/2018

It can be easy to forget just how much work our illustrators put into our editions. We exclaim over the stunning final results, but the polished artwork hides days, weeks and often months of painstaki …