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