The Pratchett Portfolio: A Compendium of Discworld Characters

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The Pratchett Portfolio
The Pratchett Portfolio
Illustrator(s) Paul Kidby
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date September 1996
ISBN 0575063483
Pages 32
RRP £7.99
Main characters
Series Peripherals
Annotations View
All data relates to the first UK edition.

The Pratchett Portfolio is a collection of Paul Kidby's Discworld art with commentary by Terry Pratchett, which was published by Gollancz in 1996.


Terry Pratchett's incredible Discworld, floating through space on the back of four elephants standing on a giant turtle, supports some of the most popular characters ever imagined in the worlds of fantasy fiction.

But the Discworld people are real, even if their world is a little... fantastic. Readers have their favourites and debates rage as to exactly how they really look.

Now they're here, warts (except in the case of Granny Weatherwax) and all. Terry Pratchett and artist Paul Kidby have got together to imagine everyone, from Rincewind the incompetent wizard to Greebo the rather human cat, in sketches and full-colour pages.

These are the Discworld people – REAL!

Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire and a permanent dread that he may not be keeping up with the mail. When not answering letters, he writes books – usually about the Discworld (twenty so far). Apart from that, he keeps himself to himself and tries not to bother people.

Paul Kidby became a freelance illustrator on 1986. Since then he has worked on various projects ranging from computer game packaging to magazine covers. He began reading the Discworld novels in 1993 and was immediately inspired. Paul lives in Somerset with his wife and three children – Sharleen, Shawn and Pewsey.