Cubicle 7 Art director Jon Hodgson writes:
Rich Longmore has worked with Cubicle 7 for as long as I have. Unbreakably reliable, his sharp and stylish line work forms the perfect counterpoint to our heavier painted styles, and I love how it breaks up a book with its change of pace. Whilst just today I've had some marvellous work in from Rich for a forthcoming Cthulhu Britannia book, the piece I'm going to highlight here is actually my single favourite piece of C7 art that I have commissioned. It comes from Stuart Boon's Shadows Over Scotland, for Cthulhu Britannia. Briefing artists can be a funny old business. What seems simple when conveyed in the written word can make for pieces of art which can potentially be incredibly complex and time consuming to create.
Depicting a performance of Peter Pan could have been just such a piece. When we read of such a subject our mind's eye very quickly fills in a huge amount of detail - the audience, a darkened theatre, the lights on stage, scenery, performers in costume and so on. This delightful illustration of just that subject by Rich wouldn't be out of place in a children's book. It has a real charm to it, and opening up emails with treasures like this one inside really makes the job of art director a joy.