Fantastic Pratchett: Illustrating Discworld

9 February 2016

Referring to his original cover artist Josh Kirby, who died in 2001, Terry Pratchett said, "I only invented the Discworld, Josh created it". Below are a selection of illustrations by Kirby and by his successor as visualizer of Pratchett's fantastical worlds, Paul Kidby.

Discworld I | Cover illustration by Josh Kirby
Carpet People | Cover illustration by Josh Kirby
The New Discworld Companion / The Librarian | Cover illustration by Paul Kidby
Night Watch | Paul Kidby's first Discworld cover, 2002
The Discworld Massif | Illustration by Paul Kidby
Maskerade | Illustration by Josh Kirby
Great A Tuin II | Illustration by Paul Kidby
Lancre Gothic | Illustration by Paul Kidby
Monstrous Regiment | Illustration by Paul Kidby
The Truth| Illustration by Josh Kirby
Wyrd Sisters | Illustration by Josh Kirby
Wyrd Sisters | Illustration by Paul Kidby

Terry Pratchett