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arthurian chronicles (1978 ed., cover illustration by geoffrey fraser)

Illustrations for 'Don't Be a Cow'

I recently had the pleasure of illustrating George Barker’s self-published book, written with his wife Rachel, called “Don’t be a Cow.” This amusing title comes from George’s philosophy, honed over many years of the ups and downs of everyday life, that each person should find their own path to happiness, without falling into line with all the other ‘cows’ they encounter. 136 more words


Marion Dorn: Illustrations for William Beckford's Vathek, 1929

Dorn with Madge Garland

Back in the 1980s I was working on my PhD on the American textile designer Marion Dorn and was in New York where I interviewed Yvonne McHarg, a food stylist, who had known Dorn back in the 1930s through her sister Madge Garland. 764 more words

Cover Art: The Pain of Decision

Just over a week ago I asked y’all to give me your opinions on some draft book covers for The Jack Hansard Series – and your response was fantastic! 230 more words


Thomson and Shakespeare: scheming wives and foolish men

I think I can be pretty certain that this is the last in the series of posts about illustrations to Shakespeare which I began last year and from my point of view at least it’s pleasing to end on another volume with pictures by my favourite illustrator of the period, Hugh Thomson. 644 more words

20th Century

Cover Art: Ask the Audience

This is an update for all you fantastic people following the progress of The Jack Hansard Series.

Firstly: thank you for your amazing support! It means a lot that you’ve stuck with me (and Jack) throughout this weird journey. 231 more words