It was a great honor to be working with the Folio Society again. A couple of years ago, I contributed full color illustrations for The Sea, The Sea written by Iris Murdoch
, and this time I had done 15 black and white pieces for a well known political thriller, The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
. Most of my pieces ended up being double-page spreads as I was asked to come up with illustrations that would look integrated with the text. As you can see in one of my rough sketches below, I even did a piece that went across two double-page spreads, which is the image of a man holding a rifle. It was fun.