Sara Fanelli (born 1969) is a native-Italian British artist and illustrator, best known for her children’s picture books. Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art at Camberwell College of Art and then the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 1995.
There are plenty of examples of illustrators who have defined a story visually by being the first or best illustrator to respond to it.
Winnie The Pooh (1926) written by A A Milne and illustrated by E H Shepard
The Gruffalo (1999) written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated
by Axel Scheffler
Little Red Riding Hood (1812) as defined by the Brothers Grimm and
illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake
Look at some of these examples or find your own. What is it about the illustrations that links so well with the text? Is it simply familiarity, that we’ve got used to seeing these characters in this way, or is there more going on in the relationship between image and text?
Alice in Wonderland
Sir John Tenniel’s memorable for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and Jabberwocky. For downloads of all Tenniel’s illustrations see: