Exclusive offer of the Iconic James Bond dust jackets: ‘Role of Honour’ and ‘Noboby Lives Forever’

 

Signed limited edition prints: These A3 size prints come with a certificate of authenticty.

Image Size : 34 x 27.5 cm

Print : Archival Quality 315 gsm Paper

Mount size : 50 x 43

 

The cost of each individual print is £75

Some samples from my the many book jackets painted and digital.

 

‘One of my first commissioned book jackets was from Jonathan Cape Ltd before they were at Random House, when they were in the Regency offices at Thirty Bedford Square.

 

Role of Honour (1984) and Nobody Lives for Ever (1986) were written by John Gardner and commissioned by a wonderful gentleman Tony Colwell, the director of Jonathan Cape for more than 30 years who has now sadly passed away. He believed in me and my work when I was started out as a freelance illustrator and I will always be grateful to him for that.

Tony was very insistent on the toy soldier for the Role of Honour cover, as there was a link to Jay Autem Holys battle simulation game. In the end I managed to get the tin solder from the Tradition of London Shop which specialises in hand made toy soldiers before they moved to Nottingham, when they still had a wonderful old shop near the British Museum. Once I had the reference of the solder the cover artwork was hand drawn and painted in designer gouache on a water-colour washboard.

 

The reference for the cover Nobody Lives for Ever was a Scorpion I borrowed from the Booth Museum of Natural History in Dyke Road, Brighton from the curator Dr. Legge, a museum I have visited since I was a child. This was the last cover in the Bond series to have the wood grain as a background. Painted in designer gouache on water-colour washboard.’