Antonio Saura's work in illustration forms a major part of his output for both its extent and its invention and variety. Confined to bed by poor health for five years when he was a young teenager, Saura first discovered the world through books and images. Very early on (1947) and throughout his life, he dreamed up characters and imaginary worlds like the series of drawings he called Grokos. Prof. Bernard Dieterle has devoted an indispensable book to Antonio Saura the illustrator (Bernard Dieterle, Illustré par Saura, Mélanges en hommage à Jacques Soubeyroux, Éditions du Celec, Saint-Étienne, 2008).

1984, Georg Éditeur and archives antonio saura, Geneva, 2019, 27 x 18.8 cm, 288 pages, illustrated by Antonio Saura, with 27 mixed-media works reproduced in colour, hardcover, in a new French translation by Josée Kamoun.