the Illustrators

Each one of Yale’s Little History books is illustrated by a different contemporary artist-illustrator, whose specially commissioned work is designed to enliven and enhance the text. Initially inspired by the style and appearance of books from the 1930s – when E. H. Gombrich was writing his Little History of the World for Younger Readers – these images are often a humorous nod towards what is to come in the chapter that follows.

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Gary Bullock

Gary Bullock

Gary Bullock is a U.K. based digital commercial illustrator with many years experience working in a wide variety of illustrative styles. He made the decision to become an illustrator at an early age when he was told off by his teacher for doodling in his school books!

Gary has a strong background in traditional media, including painting, scraper board and airbrush, but more recently he has moved in to digital media art. He works across a range of platforms such as web and app design, advertising illustrations and publishing.

Some of Gary’s hobbies are camping, mountain biking and underwater hockey (yes, it is a real sport!). He resides in Shropshire, England with his wife and daughter, two cats and a goldfish where he loves to cook and watch films.

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Books in the little histories series

A Little History of Religion

In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, A Little History of Religion offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion – from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century …

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