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 SauraMélanges en hommage à Jacques Soubeyroux, Éditions du Celec, Saint-Étienne, 2008).

The New Pinocchio, archives antonio saura and 5 Continents Editions, Geneva, 2010, 24.5 x 22 cm, 303 pages, illustrated by Antonio Saura, with 123 drawings and mixed media works, reproduced in colour, and 64 drawings in indian ink, reproduced in B/W.