Since the passing of Josh Kirby in 2001, Pratchett’s series has gone through a long search for a new artist that could match the verve and energy of the legendary artist’s interpretation of Pratchett’s beloved world. At long last, it looks like we’ve found the answer: French artist Marc Simonetti. From Gone with the Wind, to Abbey Road, to The Wizard of Oz, Simonetti’s artwork features the same level of tribute and sophisticated satire that makes Pratchett’s work such a joy. If there’s ever been so perfect a pairing of author and artist, I’m unaware.

Above is just a small part of Simonetti’s Discworld art collection, and many more paintings, which are used for the UK covers, are ava on Simonetti’s website. Whether you’re familiar with Discworld or not, Simonetti’s art is an achievement in itself, and well worth spending some time with.

  • jazzfeathers July 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    This is really stunning. And it’s true, it maches Pratchett’s stories fantastically.

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  • Bea July 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I really like them! Potentially even more than the original covers…

  • Haydn C July 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    It is excellent work but I’m confused, did you mean Josh Kirby who passed away in 2001? Paul Kidby does the UK hardback covers at the moment I think. No complaints if this fella is doing covers though.

  • Aidan Moher July 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    @Hadyn — You’re correct, I meant Josh Kirby. My apologies for such a thoughtless error. I’ve corrected the post above. Thanks.