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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The 20th Century: What Nearly Happened

Sometime in the mid-nineties I was asked to illustrate a book which (they said at the time) was intended to be a rival to Horrible Histories (oh, the irony!). I assume it tanked, because I wasn't asked to do any more. Anyway, this is the cover, which was far and away the best illustration I did for it. The briefs were a bit odd - sometimes they were incredibly (impossibly) detailed and I'd have to simplify it to get the illustration down to the size of a postage stamp; other times it was along the lines of "Do something funny about Agent Orange". (Which I'm pleased to say I managed to pull off!)

2 comments:

  1. Good queen. The astronaut looks a bit like Walter the Wobot from early Judge Dredd strips.

    Can we see the agent orange gag sometime please?

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  2. I'll see if I can dig it up for tomorrow. It's one of the many, many pages I haven't got around to scanning...

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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.