Life in the Saddle
I’m back working for DIG – the children’s archaeology magazine published by Cricket media. I’ve done artwork for them off and on since 2003, when they did an article on Çatalhöyük. Since then I’ve drawn ziggurats and moon bases, castles and water-wheels, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Titanic. It’s a great publication, and I’m glad to be back drawing for them. This will be a regular job, creating a splash page for each issue’s archaeology section.
The next issue’s theme is the domestication of the horse, so I get to illustrate a selection of archaeological sites and artefacts to do with horse-riding peoples of Central Asia. So I get to draw cool stuff like Scythian gold vessels and horse-ornaments from the Pazyryk tombs – hurrah!
DIG is like a latter-day Look and Learn – the kind of magazine I loved as a kid. It’s a chance…
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