I remember having a fearful fascination for old blind Pew. This must have come from Stevenson’s words for when I looked again at my Dulac illustration of Pew, it was not the image above that had worked on my imagination.
The strong black line reminds me a bit of Roland Hilder’s Treasure Island, published by Oxford University Press in 1944.
I particularly love this image of John’s. The bold line makes it more eye catching than the one I grew up with:
John is a real craftsman – working meticulously with etching, lino prints and collage. Here, he is showing me the etching plates and lino cuts of the illustrations he is working on at the moment; a factual book about crocodiles. I can’t wait to see it published.