Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Let me post a quote from TP describing his books.
" Welcome to the Discworld. It started out as a parody of all the fantasy that was around in the big boom of the early '80s, then turned into a satire on just about everything, and even I don't know what it is now. I do know that in that time there's been at least four people promoted as "new Terry Pratchetts" so for all I know I may not even still be me. "
The fans of Terry have become a bit obsessive in a Star Wars/Star Treck sort of way. There are numerous sites devoted to his world, The Discworld.
I have yet had the courage to make a costume and attend one of these events, but one I day I yet may!! I am sure dressing as a wizard, or city guard, or even as Death; getting drunk and playing silly games might just be a good day out, lol.
There has been some fantastic artwork recently about the Discworld from a man named Paul Kidby. In many ways his new art has given faces to all our favourite characters. http://www.paulkidby.com/