The Importance of Being Earnest

Some fun new illustrations today! A while ago I was asked by Vintage books to do a cover for The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. It’s a super funny and silly play, and it was great working on it. Here’s the cover:

earnest final v1 purple text

Alas, though! For reasons outwith anyone’s control, the whole project has been cancelled: such are the mysteries of the publishing industry. So it won’t be published, the only place we can look at it is right here on this very website.

For those who are curious, here are some of the roughs that I made for the project too. Enjoy!earnest colour rough 2rough1rough2rough3rough4


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