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.
At the start of this rather depressing year, I was finding myself reading a lot of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, but it quickly became a bit too … Real, and rather Depressing. So around April, I switched over to rereading the entire Terry Pratchett Diskworld series of books, to lighten things up a bit. I’m currently halfway through “Reaper Man”, and felt the need to pay homage to a pair of my favorite characters from the novels, Death and the Death of Rats. (and I know, strictly speaking, the Death of Rats should be speaking in ALL CAPS, but it just didn’t work with this typestyle)
And couldn’t help but add another comic cover spoof to this week’s collection.