Stilt Jack (A-List, House of Anansi)
It’s too dry to plough; gulls grow in the cut corn,
owls, harriers: so many swift wings.
—John Thompson, Stilt Jack
I'm super excited to finally show you this cover I did for John Thompson's Stilt Jack. So sharp and lithe the poems within expel a beauty both rough and exquisite with every breath! I was, frankly, blown away when I opened the manuscript to take a first look. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was immediately inspired with many ideas. Thompson makes many references to birds throughout but perhaps my favourite quote is the one I've included above.
What an honour to be a part of House of Anansi's prestigious A-List! A huge thanks to my Editor Maria Golikova for this wonderful opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled, I've one more cover, coming soon!
In the meantime, you can order a copy of Stilt Jack here!