As I wrote in an earlier post, I’ve been reading (and sometimes re-reading) through a huge pile of Terry Pratchett novels during this strange year. The sense of absurd humor and colorful recurring characters I’ve been finding strangely comforting. Several of the most recent titles I’ve gotten through have featured a wonderful trio of witches, Granny Esme Weatherwax, ‘Nanny’ Gytha Ogg, and their young junior apprentice Magrat Garlick. I previously did a portrait of “Death” (from the same series of novels) and wanted to do another one along the same lines. They may or may not end up as self promo pieces.
This past weekend, I’ve been sharing all the Llewellyn ‘Witches Companion’ covers from the past fourteen years. Try as I might, as I looked through the blog, I couldn’t quite make the numbers tally up between the covers I’ve shared and the number of covers I knew I had done. Turns out I had previously neglected to share one back in 2017. So, without further ado, here’s the ‘missing link’ in the collection.
Last week, Diana Rigg passed away. I and my brother Tom both had a significant crush on “Mrs. Peel” from the Avengers, and I was reminded of this fun little movie from the late sixties by my friend Cate. Did a quick caricature drawing this morning by way of a memorial (and belatedly to the hard drinking Oliver Reed who passed away over twenty years ago now).
Pretty apt illustration for Delaware Today this week. Feeling like I’m just ready for this year to be over already so I can start fresh on 2021.
Around this time every year for the past ten+ years, I’ve done a cover illustration for Llewellyn Publishing’s ‘Witches’ Companion’. In these uncertain times, it is comforting to still have a few steady clients, and I treasure them deeply. This is the 14th cover in this series that I have illustrated. You can see the rest of the series here.