Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hyde Post Script.

I have a few versions of The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson but my favorite has to be this amazing version illustrated by the equally amazing Gerard Gibson. It feels so authentic you could almost believe he haunted the rain slick night time streets of Edinburgh to capture the fever dream atmosphere of the two stories contained in this volume. And if you knew Gerard , as I am fortunate enough to know Gerard, you could almost believe he would. Scribbling in his sketchbook by the light of a hand held oil lantern.
           As something terrifying, and as yet unseen and perhaps not meant to be seen, looms up behind him.
           Knowing Gerard he would whirl round and do a quick pencil sketch.
           Forgetting to be terrified.