More regrettable incidents in a life filled with bitter remorse.

David Fullarton makes pictures with words on them.

Illustration for the L.A. Times.

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'Henry Roth explores a very human landscape.'

I was recently commissioned by the LA Times to create an illustration for a review of Henry Roth’s posthumously published novel ‘An American Type’. It was an interesting experience – got the brief late on a Wednesday night with nothing but a cut & paste synopsis of the book from Amazon, and had to send rough pencils by the end of Thursday! My original idea featured different text, based on the idea of author Henry Roth being an American type himself, (the novel is largely autobiographical), so I was a bit bummed to have to change it and obscure that idea somewhat – but I’m still pleased with the way the end result looks. All in all it ended up being a pretty enjoyable assignment, don’t think the novel is going to the top my reading list though.


Written by David

July 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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  1. can we see your original wording? .. this is great, but your words would make it greater …

    marion joy

    July 7, 2010 at 2:49 am

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