Thursday, 22 April 2010

Sidney Sime

Images from Sidney Sime: Master of the Mysterious by Simon Heneage and Henry Ford - long out of print, but I was lucky enough to get hold of a fairly cheap copy. Born in Manchester, Sime (1867-1941) went, via the University of Liverpool, from a 'scoop-pusher' in the mines to a highly successful satirical and fantastic artist in London, but ended his days as a recluse in the Surrey countryside. He illustrated many of the stories of Lord Dunsany, in a collaboration that lasted fifteen years.

Many more illustrations plus a biography of Sime here.

'When we had hunted the moon enough we came back through the wood' - frontispiece for My Talks with Dean Spanley by Lord Dunsany, 1936

'The Two-Tailed Sogg', from Bogey Beasts, written and illustrated by Sime, 1923

'Hish', illustration for The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany, 1905

Via Monsterbrains, 'Bogus Beast, the Wily Grasser', 1867

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