The Octopuppy and its follow-up The Crocodolly are picture books by Martin McKenna and this is a blog all about them ...
Monday, 7 October 2013
The Birth of Jarvenus
Another unused cover, this didn't get much beyond doodle stage. The idea of Jarvis via Botticelli was amusing in theory, but I wasn't satisfied with how it was turning out in practice. It was originally suggested by magnificent art director Patricia Howes at Omnibus, and I was drawn to the idea of replicating the look and feel of Botticelli's painting, with Jarvis posing in classical contrapposto stance as Venus. But.... nah.