By Mackesy, Charlie
We have a long way to go, sighed the boy. Yes but look how far we have come, said the horse. Charlie Mackesy invites us into the world of the characters he has created and shared on Instagram since 2016. They have existed in his head for far longer than we have known them. In thi...s beautiful tribute to their friendship, Charlie shares the full story of how they first met and their most important life lessons, through his illustrations and moving captions. The book will include new, never-before-seen, and his most beloved illustrations.Read more
British artist, illustrator and author Charlie Mackesy began his career as a cartoonist for The Spectator, before becoming a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. His award-winning work has featured in books, private collections, galleries and public spaces around the world. He worked with Richard Curtis on the set of Love Actually to create a set of drawings to be auctioned for Comic Relief, and with Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, The Unity Series. His internationally bestselling book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, was published in October 2019.Charlie's words and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online around the world as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, magazine covers, street lamp posts, school classrooms, cafes, women's safe houses, prisons, hospital wards and as NHS hospital computer screensavers.Away from art Charlie co-runs Mama Buci, a honey social enterprise in Zambia. He lives in London with his dog Barney.
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