Tuesday 17 June 2008
Guardian Lisbon Illustration
I got a commission from The Guardian to do an illustration for The View From... section in the Saturday paper. I was traveling to London on the Friday so I had a frantic day sketching on the plane, taking photos of the sketches, mailing them from the laptop and then working on the final image in the hotel room. Very nerve wracking but exciting as it's my first commission for them.
So this is The View From... Dublin, based on the negative outcome of the Lisbon Treaty. As well as creating it on the go I was also on the phone all day to my Dad and brother Andrew scrounging for ideas as I'm a world away from being a political cartoonist. They both suggested lots of brilliant ideas which I submitted but this is the one they went for.