“The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide” is a a medical reference book carried on all British Merchant Navy ships. Recently, I was commissioned to illustrate an unofficial version of the Guide with a series of humorous cartoons intended to bring a lighter side to its many pages of potentially life-saving advice.
My client, who served in the Merchant Navy as a young man, produced some of his own such cartoons back in ’70s – all based on excerpts from “The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide” and starring his own original character “Stew” – which were published in his company’s in-house magazine to the amusement of many of his colleagues. I was commissioned to re-interpret his old drawings, and come up with a few of my own.
The book is available to buy here.