Prompts for Illustrators

Sometimes you just need a good line of text to illustrate. Here are some I've come across in books...


"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years—if it ever did end—began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain." – Stephen King, IT, 1980


"Matt was drooling. Chunks of the poisonous toadstool were dribbling down his shirt. He was trapped in the middle of a fairy ring that was growing through the cracks in the floorboards, and it was as if he thought the only way to free himself was to eat them all. But every time he picked one, a new toadstool popped up in its place and the ring closed around him once again." - Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Hex, 2013

"The woman was overwhelmed with terror and thought. 'If I could but make them think that it was not done by me!' So she went to her chest of drawers, took a white handkerchief out of the top drawer, set the boy's head on his neck again, and folded the handkerchief round it so that nothing could be seen. She sat him on a chair in front of the door and put the apple in his hand." - "The Juniper Tree", The Brothers Grimm, republished in Grimm's Grimmest, 1997