Nick Bantock

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Nick Bantock (born 14 July 1949 in Stourbridge, England) is a British artist and author based in Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Bantock is well known for his popular series, The Griffin and Sabine Trilogy, and for making collage popular.[citation needed] His books are published by Raincoast Books in Canada and Chronicle Books in the United States.


Bantock attended schools in the northeast suburbs of London, and later an art college in Maidstone, Kent. He began a career as a freelance artist at the age of 23, producing 300 book covers in the ensuing 16 years. In 1988 he moved to Vancouver, and soon after to the nearby Bowen Island, where he had the idea that became the Griffin and Sabine series.[1][2]

In 1993, he won the Bill Duthie Bookseller's Choice Award for Sabine's Notebook.

In 2006, he adapted the Griffin and Sabine series into a play, also called "Griffin and Sabine", which premiered in Vancouver at the Granville Island Stage and ran from October 5-November 4, 2006.

In 2007, he resumed painting full-time, and opened a studio-gallery, 'The Forgetting Room', on Saltspring Island.


Popup books[edit]


  1. ^ Nick Bantock Interview with Don Swaim 1992
  2. ^ The Book Is in the Mail : October 05, 1992

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