Monday, 23 April 2012

Agatha Christie and the swinging sixties



Yes, I’ve gone from the Roaring Twenties and Art Deco thirties to 1969. It’s still Hercule Poirot, and one of Agatha Christie’s last Poirot’s mysteries. As usual I am working on all the suspects and what a motley crew they are! All the suspects are quite young in this Christie book - the oldest being forty and the youngest sixteen. So I have been busy researching the fashion for the year 1969 and it has actually been quite hard. This one has quite a creepy theme, which I am hoping to get across the artwork, as well as the usual sinister line-up. All the artwork for this magazine has been rendered in pen and ink. If anyone is interested in getting a copy they are now available in many high street newsagent and the series is called The Agatha Christie book series.