Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Among Equals

Every year the satirical magazine PUNCH would collect all its issues and bind them into a single hardcover book. I'm fortunate enough to have one of these volumes; this is the title page, and I guess you could say that its assignment to this particular card was a no-brainer.

It's a good example of the style of illustration the magazine frequently used in which the people of England were characterized as various species of animals. Very Alice in Wonderland.

Whilst coloring it, I suddenly thought: "I'd better stop now before I dick it up completely."

So there you have it.

-- Frede.