|What is 'illustration' art?|
This is the artwork - usually a painting or drawing - specificallly created to illustrate a book, magazine (from Look and Learn to Playboy! ), graphic novel and comic (also called comic book and bande dessinée), newspaper strip, poster and animated film.
It includes book and magazine covers, famous newspaper strips such as Rupert Bear, Andy Capp, L'il Abner, Terry and the Pirates and Modesty Blaise, as well as the art for many iconic comic books and graphic novels as divers as Batman, The Beano, Judge Dredd, The Trigan Empire, and numerous Film and TV series and spin-offs such as Terrahawks, Sapphire and Steel and Dr Who, to name but a few ...
It also includes the animation cels and paintings/drawings used to create animated cartoon films, including such studios as Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros and Aardman.
|What is 'original' art?|
Each work of art that we describe as Original is exactly that - the unique work of art (for example the watercolour painting or the pen and ink drawing) created by the artist for the printer or publisher to illustrate a book, comic, newspaper strip, graphic novel, magazine, film animation, poster, album cover, etc.
So each piece of original art that we offer is a true "one-of-a-kind" and may bear the artist's signature.
We also offer limited edition prints - that is, printed reproductions of an original work of art - and these are always clearly described as a Print in the description.
Images on the website may display a watermark giving our web address illustrationartgallery.com. Of course, none of the items we supply contain this watermark, which is only found on our website images. Rest assured that no original paintings, drawings nor prints have been watermarked physically! Please contact us if you wish to view an item without the watermark and we will be happy to send you the image without any watermark.
|Can I visit you?|
Of course! We welcome visitors to our premises in south east London, UK, which is open to visitors Monday - Friday, 10am - 5:30pm (10:00 - 17:30). Please contact us in advance of your visit so that we can confirm the availability of any items that may be of interest to you.
Our address is:
The Illustration Art Gallery
(look for The Book Palace sign above door)
London SE19 3AP
Telephone: 020 8768 0022 (+44 20 8768 0022 from outside UK)
Fax: 020 8768 0563 (+44 20 8768 0563 from outside UK)
Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please call or email.
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|How do I make an order?|
We accept orders by , telephone, post, visit and of course here online. Our contact details are shown above. Use the Quick Search box to find items by title, artist, topic, medium or keyword, or just browse using the menu on the left.
To order online, just click Add to Cart next to any artwork that you wish to buy. To complete your order click Click to see Basket at top right and fill in your name, address, and payment details as needed. Your order is sent when you press the Finish button at the end of the order. You can check, change or cancel your order by clicking View Basket or Click to see Basket at the top of the page.
|Can I order from abroad?|
Yes, we accept orders from most countries. If your country is not shown when you order, please and we will answer your order queries directly.
|How can I pay?|
We accept all the major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta, Carteblanche, Solo, Electron and American Express. We do not accept credit card orders from a few countries due to the high level of fraud - our order system will advise you if this is the case, and alternative arrangements can be made.
|I don't have a credit card or debit card. How else can I pay?|
We also accept payment by PayPal (to firstname.lastname@example.org) in pounds, money orders (made payable to The Book Palace in UK Pounds only) and bank (wire) transfers. Please for more details.
|Will there be any customs charges/duties?|
There are no customs duties on goods within the EU and customs duties for many other countries are kept low or zero. Outside the EU, you may need to pay to customs fees, import duties and taxes charged by your country once the shipment reaches you. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary from country to country and we recommend you contact your local customs office for further information.
|Reserve your art with our Easy Payment Plan|
We understand that it is not always possible to afford the art you desire immediately. That is why we offer our Easy Payment Plan which helps you to secure your favourite piece of art and pay in easy instalments at no extra cost.
All art priced over £250 (approx $400 or 275) can be paid in up to 6 instalments.
Cost of art £600 - pay deposit of £150 then 3 monthly payments of £150
Cost of art £600 - pay deposit of £100 then 5 monthly payments of £100
Cost of art £250 - pay deposit of £84 then 2 monthly payments of £83
Your Art will be sent to you on completion of final payment.
For more information please or telephone us on 020 8768 0022 (+ 44 20 8768 0022) for more details.
|We buy your art !|
We buy almost any original illustration art (NOT prints) and immediate cash payments are available. We are interested in paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches - in fact ANY original art from paperback or hard cover books, magazines, comics, newspapers, etc.
In the past year we have bought over 2000 original paintings and drawings so if you have any original art for sale, please do get in touch!
For more information please or telephone us on 020 8768 0022 (+ 44 20 8768 0022) to have a chat.
| If you have a question that is not answered here please and we will answer you directly. |US dollar ($) and euro (€) prices are approximate, based on exchange rates of £1 = $1.60 and £1 = €1,20