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A Serious Collection of Fun Books: Nick Bantock

portrait of Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock began his career as an illustrator of book covers. book cover of there was an old lady with a woman with fly on her tongueA native of England, he moved to Canada and now lives northwest of Vancouver on Bowen Island in the Strait of Georgia.

He is the author of the epistolary novel series known as The Griffin and Sabine Saga, which recount the romantic (and occasionally dark) relationship between two artists through imaginary letters and postcards that can be removed from the three books in the series. As such, these are movable books, but of a unique character. He is also author, illustrator, and occasionally paper engineer of more conventional pop-up books.