Artist: Cate Richards
Banned/Challenged Book: The Witches
Reason for Banning: Banned in England for accusations of misogyny and violence
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: In this ink portrayal of the recently-transformed young protagonist, I wanted to display as many of the unique traits of the witches Dahl describes while still adding my own touches. When rendering my idea, I looked at Quinton Blake’s fantastical illustrations for Dahl, traditional witch symbolism, metal band logos, mandorlas, and high fashion gowns by Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester. In my mind, witches are always fashionable.