Pride & Prejudice: Greetings card (single)
2.50 GBP / In stock.
Lock up your daughters... Darcy's in town!
Mrs Bennet is on a mission to marry off her five daughters to rich men. Pride & Prejudice: A6 Greetings Card
Enter, Mr Charles Bingley and his rather fit friend, Darcy.
Love, loathing and bittersweet romance follow…
ILLUSTRATOR DAVID MANN COMMENTS ON THIS COVER:
This cover was originally painted only as a sample for the publisher, but ended up being published on the first Pulp! The Classics. I used a photo of Colin Firth to paint from, as I felt that he’s still the definitive Mr Darcy for most people, the aim was to produce a Colin Firth-esque visage, not necessarily a bang-on portrait. I’ve subsequently been told it looks just like him/ nothing like him / a bit like him / just like myself! The rather smouldering expression seems to lend itself to the comedy cigarette treatment. I’m not necessarily a big fan of cigarette smoking (anymore), but I did notice a fair few vintage pulps featured the activity of smoking/leering on their covers – so mine do too. Add the strapline, and then it’s over to the designer Elsa Mathern.