Art by Garth

Britannica Final Cover 6

Garth von Ahnen is the amazing freelance artist who is illustrating the covers for all 12 instalments of Britannica. He wasn’t easy to find I can tell you, I talked to dozens of artists who said they would draw but when it got down to it everyone wanted to do a quick graphic or play with photographs, they didn’t have photographs in the first century so why should I? No, I wanted a true sense of the period not some obvious 21st century guy in fake fur, boots from Target and pleather jeans as tight as a second skin.

Garth is a very patient man who works very hard each month to bring my characters alive and I thank him for his dedication to my cause. Check out his work at


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