Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Covers of Ralph Steadman [Massive Update]

In 2008 I featured a look at some of the many book covers by the great, savage cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Now, thanks to contributions from collector David C Smith, who provuided the bulk of the images below, here is a much bigger selection of Steadman's cover work.






























































I think that's 72 92 covers, which is a fun bit of uploading when Blooger keeps going demented and losing your uploads halfway through. Thanks again to David Smith!

9 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Wow. Brilliant collection here. Thanks for the post.

weaver said...

Does Paranoids count?

JRSM said...

Ooh, nice one!

There's going to be a follow-up post with more Steadmans soon--Paranoids is definitely going into it.

Tororo said...

Bravo! That's some update.

(I love how Thomson's Shark Hunt's cover illustration looks "steadmanesque", while featuring just Steadman's handwriting and no drawing)

HENRY FRY said...

epic.

Oscar Grillo said...

Beautiful, but I can't believe that Minite's by Randolph Stow was drawn by Steadman.......

JRSM said...

Slightly embarrassingly, you are correct! I've put in the actual Steadman cover for Midnite... Sorry about that!

Kendall Defoe said...

Good list here!

Alastair Kennedy said...

Great collection, Ralph Steadman is probably my favourite artist