Here is a picture I made for Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was the cover image for their brochure, listing a series of events and talks about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein..
“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.”
On Saturday I was part of a conference at Senate House in London, discussing solutions and resolutions to The Mystery of Edwin Drood. It was also the official launch of the Drood Inquiry Site (http://www.droodinquiry.com/home), which I have been making illustrations for.
There were some really interesting talks, which made me want to read the book all over again. It was nice to see my pictures on show, especially in a setting that looked so much like a police incident room (fitting for a literary murder trial!), right in the heart of Dickensy London.
Very pleased and slightly confused that the inventor of the Butterfield Diet, Kitchen Gun and Internet Ham, Peter Serafinowicz, is using my picture of John Jasper as his Twitter profile pic. Long may it last!
Have a look at the rest of this project on me website: