Friday, February 1, 2008

A detail of my cover of "The Sword in the Stone"


"The Sword in the Stone" by TH White is one of my favourite children's novels. 
It is the first of a four part series collectively entitled "The Once and Future King".
It's a bit like a mixture of Harry Potter and "The Lord of the Rings", and for my money it's as good as either of those series.
Soon after I left college I was asked to do a cover for "The Sword in The Stone", and here is the result.
Looking at it twenty years later I see a lot to like in this picture, but I don't know if it was ever even published.

2 comments:

Piya said...

Hi. I'm so glad I found you. I've been a big fan of your work since 2001, when I found your book, Ignis. I've always been an artist, but at that time, I didn't think it was feasible. Anyway, I just wanted to write and let you know that your work never ceases to amaze me, and after 7 years, you're still my favorite children's book illustrator.

Kate said...

I would like to ask your permission to use this picture in a presentation I am making. The topic is Arthur. If yes, I need the information -Name, Artist, Date, location and/or any significant information on this piece