Following on from last Vintage Vednesdays, here’s some of my fave pages from Fish + Chocolate — p26-p30 from the last story, ‘Matryoshka.’ The transition from pages 27-28 here looks really odd as it’s not really in context, haha! You’re used to her traipsing back and forth to the bath at this point.
The bright-red SFX are ugly and I like them that way. Everything about this story was supposed to be dripping, gloopy, wet, and harsh.
Fish + Chocolate is available from Hive.co.uk, Book Depository (worldwide shipping), Amazon if you’re desperate, and if you’re within the UK, book/comicshops will stock it if you ask.
"At the time of her passing (100 years old), Sheilah was working on a new "Little Golden Book" for Random House - illustrating The Nutcracker - and working digitally, with a Wacom tablet in Photoshop"
Such an inspiration, such an example ….
Very sad news. Huge, huge inspiration to me and she is one of the reasons I draw. I feel spectacularly grateful I was able to buy a commission from her two years ago. I feel very lucky she shared her work with us all.
My piece for Daniel Krall’s “Seance, Mystery, and the Occult,” show that opens today at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I haven’t read Dracula in a number of years, but I always loved the weirdo description of him that never quite translated to film. Pointed teeth, long white mustache, hairy palms. Just the best.
It’s Vintage Vednesdays! Here’s the cover for Fish + Chocolate without any of the text/trappings. Er… I assume I drew it in 2010 but I’m not sure! Coming up with the cover image for this book was challenging! I didn’t want to draw any of the story characters or a montage of them as I felt it wouldn’t really suit it. I also wanted something that I felt set the tone for the book.
This is one of my most treasured items of work (I’m not usually attached to my work output!). Prints of this are available in my shop, along with the original art.