Quentin Blake’s illustrations are instantly recognisable to millions around the world, but until now his work as a figurative artists has been a private passion and has rarely been exhibited or published. ‘100 Figures’ contains a vibrant selection from this remarkable body of work, which is presented here for the very first time.

Featuring large-scale oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints created between the 1950s and the 1990s, which Blake produced in parallel to his illustrative work for books and magazines, ‘100 Figures’ provides an unprecedented insight into his creative practice.

Produced to coincide with the exhibition ‘!00 Figures’ at House of Illustration, October 2018-January 2019.


Author Quentin Blake (foreword)Olivia Ahmad (introduction)
Publisher Tate Publishing
ISBN 978-1-84976-615-9
Date Published 2018