Joe McLaren
The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Sheri Gee at Folio Society approached me for this project, our third collection of Forester's Hornblower novels.

How was the illustration used:
internal illustrations for a set of new Folio Society editions

How did you make this work:

Commissioner Name :
Sheri Gee
Commissioner Company :
Folio Society

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Joe McLaren was born in 1981 and studied Illustration at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2003. He specialises in book illustration, using scraperboard. Clients have included Folio, Penguin, HarperCollins, Faber, OUP and many others. He also regularly supplies illustrations for newspapers and magazines including the Times, the Evening Standard and WIRED. Joe lives and works in works in Worcestershire, near where he grew up.