Interview with the cover designer
Stephen Maurice Graham (part 2)
Tell us more about this cover?
When I was in Dublin last weekend I noticed that the Liffey was called An Life in Irish and it gave me this strange image of literally living in the river, surrounded by furniture. I had also popped into the National Gallery and saw a small show of artwork which was relating to James Joyce which in turn made me think on Ulysses and along with Bloomsday that weekend it gave rise to the Grecian cyclops figure steering her way through her belongings!
How do you create your stuff?
Very simply - pen and ink drawings and then I doddle about with colour on the computer until I feel everything is 'just so' which takes about 1347 hours... usually.
I would love to do something for Nobrow publishing
, they make some extraordinarily beautiful publications, the quality of print is incredible, knowing me though I'll probably end up inking toilets for Viz (actually that'd be great too).
Who should design the next cover?
Give Trisha McNally
a whirl, she makes fantastically intricate collage illustrations and her use of colour
is just lovely.