Yup, it’s another post about those book covers. Sorry. I’ll try and keep it brief.
Don’t get me wrong, I have loved doing them but its been a shame that I have yet to see any of them on the shelves (being of course, American editions, and me all the way over in the UK and not having visited the States for a fair old while). Luckily friends have snapped pictures but it’s not quite the same.
You can probably guess where this is going then - the lovely lovely folks at Penguin UK have decided that they should be used in the UK as well. Which means that sometime this spring (i think April, but don’t quote me on that), I will be able to go into my local Waterstones and see them on the shelves. Which I am over the moon about.
Expect exciteable tweets and tumbls when this happens.

Yup, it’s another post about those book covers. Sorry. I’ll try and keep it brief.

Don’t get me wrong, I have loved doing them but its been a shame that I have yet to see any of them on the shelves (being of course, American editions, and me all the way over in the UK and not having visited the States for a fair old while). Luckily friends have snapped pictures but it’s not quite the same.

You can probably guess where this is going then - the lovely lovely folks at Penguin UK have decided that they should be used in the UK as well. Which means that sometime this spring (i think April, but don’t quote me on that), I will be able to go into my local Waterstones and see them on the shelves. Which I am over the moon about.

Expect exciteable tweets and tumbls when this happens.

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As you might have gathered from assorted tweets and whatnot, I’m in the midst of illustrating the covers for a series of seven books from the backlist of John LeCarre, as well as his newest paperback Our Kind Of Traitor, and these are some of the sketches to show the progress of the cover.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting more of the process work as well as the final covers - enjoy!
You can have a look at a massively embiggenably version here.

As you might have gathered from assorted tweets and whatnot, I’m in the midst of illustrating the covers for a series of seven books from the backlist of John LeCarre, as well as his newest paperback Our Kind Of Traitor, and these are some of the sketches to show the progress of the cover.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting more of the process work as well as the final covers - enjoy!

You can have a look at a massively embiggenably version here.

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