Terry Pratchett Gets the Bronze God Treatment

By Gary Cutlack on at

This mighty metal warlord is a cracking likeness of author Sir Terry Pratchett, one that'll eventually be stuck atop a statue of the man that's planned for his home town of Salisbury in Wiltshire.

It's been created by multidisciplinary art creator Paul Kidby, who illustrated Pratchett's Discworld series, so presumably has a good feel for the texture of the man's beard, the sparkle in his eyes and angle of hat. Kidby says it's gone down well, as it should because it's clearly a fantastic creation, telling the BBC: "You don't want it to be too stuffy or too haughty -- you want it to be quite human and, I suppose, approachable and people to be drawn to it. But the feedback's been positive and Terry's family are happy with what I've done so that's wonderful."

Exactly where it'll go remains a mystery, though. The local council says it's up for the idea of immortalising Pratchett in bronze form, but no planning application has yet been placed; and money to pay for it all is still required. [BBC]

Image credit: Paul Kidby, Twitter


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