Steve Antony raises over £1000 for DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Award-winning children’s book illustrator of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Queen’s Hat, Steve Antony, has raised £1050 for DEC Ukraine Humanitarian appeal. To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Antony illustrated Her Majesty flying the world’s most famous fictional car and sold the limited-edition prints across the months of June and July.
Antony, known for his award-winning The Queen’s Hat, illustrated the first picture book adaptation of Ian Fleming’s classic children’s story, which was written by Peter Bently and published by Hachette Children’s in 2020.
Steve Antony says: “With all the buzz leading up to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee I thought it would be fun to draw The Queen, as she appears in ‘The Queen’s Hat’, taking flight in the all-new electric Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It commemoratives the Jubilee but also celebrates one of children’s literature’s most iconic and classic characters. I’m so pleased that we managed to raise so much for the Ukraine Appeal. Thank you to everyone who bought a print.”
Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, says: “Ian Fleming’s magical flying car is a beloved part of British culture, so it seemed fitting to celebrate this historic occasion by giving Her Majesty the chance to take Chitty Chitty Bang Bang out for a spin. We adore Steve’s artwork, especially The Queen’s Hat, and are proud to honour Queen Elizabeth II with this special design. We hope fans enjoy it and that the money raised for charity is also a cause for celebration.”
Author, Peter Bently says: “I hope you will be as delighted as I am by Steve’s brilliant and witty illustration of Her Majesty taking to the skies in everyone’s favourite flying car!“
Prints are available from Steve Anthony’s website until the end of September 2022: https://www.steveantony.com/contact
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a trademark of Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. Text copyright © Ian Fleming Publications Ltd 1964, 1965.