Those good people at 'Caught by the River' asked me if I would produce a front cover illustration for their 'Fanzine'. It is called 'An Antidote to Indifference', this current issue is all about beer so the title was changed to that of a pub called 'The Antidote to Indifference'. What excellent lateral thinking.
The linocut is a simple monochrome cut featuring subjects close to the heart of those who produce the 'Caught by the River' website: water, landscape, angling, birds and maybe, just maybe in those off duty moments, beer. Also in the picture is Barney, one of our Jack Russells who is an ace thief and he can be seen homing in on the pork scratchings.
The cut shown below featuring the hop vines is for use on the website whenever that lovely topic of beer turns up.
Well, being Sunday and the time is almost twelve thirty we reckon it's time for a pint of IPA. Or Abbot. Or Speckled Hen. We could go on but we're going to have a beer instead.
By the way the fanzine can be purchased direct from Caught by the River for £5.00.