Josh Kirby

Ronald William "Josh" Kirby (27 November 1928 – 23 October 2001) was a British commercial artist.[1] Over a career spanning 60 years, he was the artist for the covers of many science fiction books including Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Josh Kirby
Kirby at home
Born
Ronald William Kirby

(1928-11-27)27 November 1928
Died23 October 2001(2001-10-23) (aged 72)
Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk, England
NationalityBritish
Known forPainting, especially book cover art
Spouse(s)Dianne Kingston (divorced 1982)
Partner(s)Jackie Rigden
AwardsBest professional science fiction artist at the Annual World Sci-Fi Convention (1979)
British Fantasy Award for Professional Artist (1996)

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