Escaped Zoo Animals & Books in the Post

I’ve been sent a copy of ‘Bland Encounter’ from the author, Donald Wightman. It’s a book I created the cover illustration for and he wanted some of the tone and imagery to resemble Viz comics, or the covers of Tom Sharpe books like ‘Wilt’. I guess I was thinking of Beryl Cook too and British postcard humour. The book is published by Matador Books and available here.

The cover is an image of characters working on a train and at a train station with a few train spotters, passengers and escaped zoo animals mixed in.  Donald had provided me with a rough image of various representations of characters from his story, dotted around a drawing of a train platform, and I redrew these until we were both happy with how they looked. And it looked like this…

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