Now that Things To Do With Dad is finished here’s a snippet from an earlier stage in the process, showing the preliminary sketches and a few of the story notes. There are a lot more of these during the build-up towards the finished book as the story is refined and reworked.
More from the beach this week. Even when ostensibly relaxing, people are often surprisingly busy and industrious…
It’s publication day for the final installment in ‘The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe’ by Gordon McAlpine, with illustrations by me.
It’s been hard to believe it’s been over three years since the series first began taking shape, but with a dastardly trap, the truth about ghosts, a dinner to die for and the usual assortment of cats rats and suspicious strangers, ‘The Pet and the Pendulum’ is a fitting – not to mention explosive – finale to the series.
Not only that, but as my first illustration project it will always hold a special – slightly ghoulish – place in my heart.
Here’s a sneaky peak at the jacket design… click to enlarge.
And, just for the excuse to share it again, a video of me drawing the Poe twins. I’m going to miss those guys!