herring on the nile

late in 2010, i was contacted by the UK's pan macmillan and asked to illustrate the jacket for "the herring on the nile", the latest in l. c. tyler's series of "elsie and ethelred" mystery novels.

i was given a fairly detailed description from my art director detailing the general theme and tone of the piece and then i was allowed to run free. the look evolved quite a bit from the initial sketch and i'm really pleased with where we ended up. i've even had the opportunity to re-work one of the covers for an earlier book in the series. more on that later.

"the herring on the nile" will be released july 1, 2011.

© 2011 Pan Macmillan


Blogger The Fraze said...

I love it - I have a deep, abiding fascination for Ancient Egypt - and seeing the Pyramids and the Sphinx in your style is awesome - great work, man!

March 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger El Tiburón Grande said...

The time of day, the angle, the choice of elements– the design decisions are so expert.

June 14, 2016 at 10:38 AM  

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