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Josh Kirby (1928–2001)

Author of The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio

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Works by Josh Kirby

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The Colour of Magic (1983) — Cover artist, some editions — 21,897 copies
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) — Cover artist, some editions — 16,997 copies
The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) — Cover artist, some editions — 15,779 copies
Mort (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 15,694 copies
The Light Fantastic (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 14,628 copies
Equal Rites (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 14,347 copies
Guards! Guards! (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 14,003 copies
Wyrd Sisters (1988) — Cover artist, some editions — 12,404 copies
Small Gods (1992) — Cover artist, some editions — 12,032 copies
Reaper Man (1991) — Cover artist, some editions — 11,474 copies
Hogfather (1996) — Cover artist, some editions — 11,261 copies
Sourcery (1988) — Cover artist, some editions — 11,080 copies
Pyramids (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 10,835 copies
Men at Arms (1993) — Cover artist, some editions — 10,382 copies
Soul Music (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 10,196 copies
Witches Abroad (1991) — Cover artist, some editions — 10,094 copies
Feet of Clay (1996) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,977 copies
Thief of Time (2001) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,822 copies
The Fifth Elephant (1999) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,785 copies
Lords and Ladies (1992) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,666 copies
Moving Pictures (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,612 copies
Jingo (1997) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,443 copies
Carpe Jugulum (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,337 copies
Maskerade (1995) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,259 copies
Eric (1990) — Illustrator, some editions — 8,801 copies
The Last Continent (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 8,629 copies
Interesting Times (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 8,540 copies
The Truth (2000) — Cover artist, some editions — 8,432 copies
The October Country (1955) — Cover artist, some editions — 3,480 copies
Strata (1981) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,802 copies
Truckers (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,391 copies
Lord Valentine's Castle (1980) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,336 copies
The Carpet People (1971) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,333 copies
The Dark Side of the Sun (1976) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,070 copies
Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,865 copies
Diggers (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,835 copies
Wings (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,813 copies
Majipoor Chronicles (1981) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,487 copies
Planet of Exile (1966) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,330 copies
Valentine Pontifex (1983) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,319 copies
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction (2012) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,229 copies
The Discworld Companion (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,174 copies
The Other Side of the Sky (1949) — Cover artist, some editions — 948 copies
The Jagged Orbit (1969) — Cover artist, some editions — 723 copies
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Cover artist, some editions — 627 copies
A Malady of Magicks (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 569 copies
The Dragon Masters (1962) — Cover artist, some editions — 552 copies
Flying Dutch (1991) — Cover artist, some editions — 528 copies
The Unseen University Challenge: Terry Pratchett's Discworld Quizbook (1996) — Cover artist, some editions — 522 copies
Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 518 copies
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Cover artist, some editions — 503 copies
A Difficulty with Dwarves (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 489 copies
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959) — Cover artist, some editions — 459 copies
A Multitude of Monsters (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 437 copies
The Stone God Awakens (1970) — Cover artist, some editions — 424 copies
A Night in the NetherHells (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 372 copies
Ye Gods (1992) — Cover artist, some editions — 366 copies
Times without number (1969) — Cover artist, some editions — 352 copies
An Excess of Enchantments (1988) — Cover artist, some editions — 349 copies
A Disagreement with Death (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 324 copies
Slaves of the Volcano God (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 308 copies
Morlock Night (1979) — Cover artist, some editions — 307 copies
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 297 copies
Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy, Vol. A (of 2) (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 259 copies
The Wyrdest Link: A Terry Pratchett Discworld Quizbook (2002) — Cover artist, some editions — 256 copies
Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 245 copies
Bride of the Slime Monster (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 241 copies
Overtime (1993) — Cover artist, some editions — 226 copies
The Book of Philip Jose Farmer (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 225 copies
The Death Trilogy: Mort / Reaper Man / Soul Music (1998) — Cover artist, some editions — 222 copies
Transit to Scorpio (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 204 copies
City Watch Trilogy : Guards! Guards! ; Men at Arms ; Feet of Clay (1999) — Cover artist, some editions — 203 copies
Hello Summer, Goodbye (1975) — Cover artist, some editions — 201 copies
The Witches Trilogy: Equal Rites / Wyrd Sisters / Witches Abroad (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 193 copies
Warrior of Scorpio (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 156 copies
The Fury Out of Time (1966) — Cover artist, some editions — 152 copies
Seed of light (1959) — Cover artist, some editions — 145 copies
Swordships of Scorpio (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 143 copies
The Light Fantastic ; Equal Rites (1993) — Cover artist, some editions — 131 copies
The Way Back (1976) — Cover artist, some editions — 131 copies
The Gods Trilogy: Pyramids / Small Gods / Hogfather (2000) — Cover artist, some editions — 130 copies
The Mind Behind the Eye (1971) — Cover artist, some editions — 126 copies
Prince of Scorpio (1974) — Cover artist, some editions — 124 copies
Tomorrow Lies in Ambush (1960) — Cover artist, some editions — 113 copies
Alien Planet (1962) — Cover artist, some editions — 110 copies
What's Become of Screwloose? And Other Inquiries (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 108 copies
Syzygy (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 107 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3 (1977) — Cover artist, some editions — 100 copies
Krozair of Kregen (1977) — Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 100 copies
The Other Foot (1965) — Cover artist, some editions — 95 copies
Journey to the underground world (1979) — Cover artist, some editions — 88 copies
Secret Scorpio (1977) — Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 85 copies
Golden Scorpio (1978) — Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 80 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6 (1980) — Cover artist, some editions — 80 copies
The hero of Downways (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 77 copies
Captive Scorpio (1978) — Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 77 copies
Hello, Lemuria, hello (1971) — Cover artist, some editions — 77 copies
Savage Scorpio (1978) — Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 70 copies
The Moon Children (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 67 copies
A Whiff of Madness (1976) — Cover artist, some editions — 66 copies
The Jaws that Bite, the Claws that Catch (1975) — Cover artist, some editions — 65 copies
Calling Dr. Patchwork (1978) — Cover artist, some editions — 64 copies
The robot in the closet (1981) — Cover artist, some editions — 62 copies
The Gates of Time / Dwellers of the Deep (Ace Double 27400) (1970) — Cover artist, some editions — 60 copies
The Communipaths / The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy (Ace Double, 11560) (1970) — Cover artist, some editions — 56 copies
The Witchcraft Reader (1969) — Cover artist, some editions — 50 copies
New Writings in SF-12 (1968) — Cover artist, some editions — 44 copies
Apocrypha Now (1995) — Cover artist, some editions — 43 copies
New Writings in SF-14 (1969) — Cover artist, some editions — 42 copies
New Writings in SF-13 (1968) — Cover artist, some editions — 41 copies
New Writings in SF-11 (1967) — Cover artist, some editions — 41 copies
The lord's pink ocean (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 37 copies
Bumsider (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 35 copies
Warhammer Fantasy Battle (3rd Edition) (1987) — Illustrator — 33 copies
Weird Shadows From Beyond (1965) — Cover artist, some editions — 33 copies
Tales of Supernatural Terror (1972) — Cover artist — 22 copies
I Can't Sleep at Night (1966) — Cover artist, some editions — 6 copies
Garan, der Ewige (1973) — Cover artist, some editions — 4 copies
Pitman's Progress (1976) — Cover artist, some editions — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Kirby, Josh
Legal name
Kirby, Ronald William
Birthdate
1928-11-27
Date of death
2001-10-23
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Country (for map)
England, UK
Birthplace
Waterloo, Liverpool, England, UK
Place of death
Shelfanger, Norfolk, England, UK
Cause of death
natural causes
Places of residence
Liverpool, England, UK
Abercraf, South Wales, Wales, UK
London, England, UK
Education
Liverpool City College of Art
Occupations
artist
Awards and honors
British Fantasy Award (Artist, 1996)
Short biography
Ronald William "Josh" Kirby (27 November 1928 – 23 October 2001) was a British commercial artist.

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Josh Kirby in All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (September 2023)

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From : http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/joshkirby/voyage/voyage_ay...

" After he was voted best artist at the 1979 Science Fiction World Convention in Brighton, American publishers Schanes & Schanes approached Kirby proposing a limited edition portfolio of prints of six paintings.

This crystallised ideas in Kirby’s mind, he completed more paintings, and the Voyage of the Ayeguy portfolio appeared in 1980. He reluctantly wrote narrative captions. The cover carried a version of 'Go Civilise the Savage Planets' (the Ayeguy mission) with Kirby’s own title font. "… (more)
 
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zanyjuggler | Jun 24, 2010 |
A large format book which features selected drawings by Josh Kirby. These are mainly discworld related covers, although a fair number of the double spread pages from the illustrated version of Eric are also included. In this size it's really possible to appreciate just how detaied Kirby's work really is, and the introduction gives an entertaining account of his career.
 
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Telute | Jul 27, 2006 |

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