Philip Marlowe may be writer Raymond Chandler’s most prominent private eye, but another important, yet often overlooked hero (or heroine in this case), is his outstanding female character, Anne Riordan. The two of them showed up together in the novel “Farewell, My Lovely” from 1940.
When Altpick member Benedetta Vialli was asked to illustrate the pair she naturally rose to the occasion. She describes that she combined two different drawing styles (including the “cleaner” style from her more recent works), saying she’s satisfied with the end result, despite “some nervous breakdowns and many (ugly) drawings”. We can’t imagine Benedetta creating anything but masterpieces, so we’ll have to take her word for it.
To see more of Benedetta Vialli’s work, please visit her page on Altpick.com.
Established in 1992, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business.
The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work.
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