I designed & illustrated this year’s Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Daniel Handler with an introduction by Lemony Snicket, both great writers.
Reading as musicmaking as markmaking, through spines as keys plunk trunk… apologies to Aubrey Beardsley & Alvin Lustig. (a couple of photos)
Also TA-DA: I got into Young Guns 12, you can see me failing to look poignant in front of a wall.
Which means I’ll be in New York October 9-13, signing at Desert Island on Friday the 10th and doing something else the rest of the time (for drinks, detectives, dates, dances, dread, despair, discussions, decadence, depravity and dumplings (mainly dumplings): drop me a line, do!)
"One of my favourites, and I worked very hard on it. I never liked drawing standard heroine pictures of Nausicaa looking cheerful. I couldn’t draw her disconnected from the story. Nausicaa looking out of the picture and smiling just seemed wrong to me. When she’s alone, I always imagined her looking very unapproachable. Not because she was intimidating, but because of a quiet isolation, like she wasn’t part of her surroundings at all."