A.Richard Allen
December 2009
Yes indeed
I meant to post a few weeks back after attending a London soiree hosted by illustration champion, 3x3 supremo Charles Hively. Mr Hively, on the homeward stretch of a whistle-stop European tour had rented a cosy little pied-a-terre in London's Knightsbridge. The other attendees were Paul Wearing, Andy Potts, Catell Ronca, Richard Wilkinson, Jo Holdaway. A charming bunch.

Thanks to Charles Hively and Sarah Munt for their hospitality.

These days, I'm such a Country Mouse and get a little bewildered by the city. I've resolved to visit London more often so that I my fogeyish provinciality doesn't turn terminal. I have a fancy I'm slowly turning into this addle-brained old chap.

Attached are a few recent editorial pieces. I have a very involving assignment on the go with the Folio Society but I'm not sure, at this stage I'm allowed to post about it, and I'd rather not tempt fate with eight images yet to do.

A piece on sham divorces for SooJin B at PLANSPONSOR (their caps). Two variations. I think they went for the left hand one. You're right, there is a Leyendecker-ish tang about these.
roughs for the above
Portrait of author Scott Gold for Fine Cooking Magazine (AD Pamela Winn)
For a forthcoming 'Football Heroes' book. Here are Liberian (librarian? Libran?) Superstar George Weah and yours truly. ADed by Beach and Jerzovskaja. More info at
sketchbook work for the above
...and here's one for AD Markus Ward at Reader's Digest Germany. the article's about a daughter's recollections of her recently deceased father in his role as Santa (he died post Santa impersonation I should add)
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