My competition entry included the flat book-cover Artwork together with these 3 illustrated pages .. Scenes of my choosing. 1st, the river-boat Captain Marlow is told about the kind of driven man the rogue Kurtz is by his returning up river immediately after dropping off a record load of Ivory -
|Chapter 2, page 39|
'I seemed to see Kurtz for the first time.'
2nd, Marlow's knackered Paddle Steamer under attack by godless Savages as it navigates the snags and the river's fast currents within just a few miles of their destination -
|Chapter 2, page 55|
'Arrows, by Jove! We were being shot at!'
3rd, At the Inner-Station, Marlow confronts the sick Kurtz while the Savages get increasingly more restless -
|Chapter 3, page 81|
'I came apon him, and, if he had not heard me coming, I would have fallen over him too.'
This I have come to know about in our post-modern digital-age of publishing - It is the Ignominy of paying 25 quid entry fee for a bat at gaining any illustration commission, to then find only a tweet announcing the judges 25 longlisted candidates, then the Horror! of finding that my investment was wholly ignored set me to put up this G+Community in a knee-jerk response where fellow losers can freely show-off their own illustrated interpretations of Conrad's classic masterpiece side-by-side with mine if they so wish, while at the same time have a bit of a moan fest.