Jackson Speed at the High Tide
Posted 4 years ago and submitted by Alex McArdell | Share link: http://illo.cc/52204


Author Rob Peecher recently got in touch with me regarding the artwork for his Civil War series.

The story revolves around self-professed coward, Jackson Speed, as he lies, cheats and bed-hops his way through the American Civil War. I’m a sucker for a roguish character, so when Rob asked me to help him rework the covers on his series I quickly agreed.

I had great fun designing all the details for both Union and Confederate uniforms (there’s a hint of what happens in the story!) and Rob was really helpful with providing me with lots of historically accurate reference materials.

Rob was delighted with the final result and the book should be available on Amazon soon.

Alex McArdell
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Mob: +447747776112

Alex is a professional artist and illustrator based in the UK. His work can be seen in Andrew Fusek's "Data Beast" series, published by Wayland books (Hodder and Stoughton) in 2… Show more.

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"I CAN NOT WAIT for you to see the cover illustration (Alex did) for the next Jackson Speed novel. It is glorious. When my youngest son saw the first draft of the cover, he said, “You’re going to have to write a better book to go with that cover.”
— Rob Peecher,