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June 25, 2013

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Theatrical poster

Sometimes I get commissions from far away, exotic places (aren’t we blessed with this internet thing?) This poster was done for a theatre in the small town of Molde, Norway. It is a poster for a play, a monologue in fact, called Pondlife McGurk, by Rob Evans. Balladen om et Paddetryne (ballad for a Toad Face) is the  Norwegian translation. It is a lovely, bittersweet yarn about a difficult childhood friendship. I was basically given free rein on the assignment, so I decided to focus the art on the two main characters, emphasizing their estrangement in the bottom two panels. I thought it would be nice to show you the concept sketch and the final artwork here.