Scarfe's new book - unseen Wall images and updated cover from Gerald
Written by Matt   
Friday, 02 September 2005

We reported last week on the publication on November 3rd of "Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored", a book that sees highlights of Gerald Scarfe's career compiled into a lavish hardback book.

The book promises to be a feast for all Floyd fans, due to his extensive work with the band, over the years. We were sent the image to the right last night by Gerald's office. It shows the final cover for the book, keeping the Wife character from The Wall, and now showing Ronald Reagan as Mickey Mouse and Margaret Thatcher as a pterodactyl!

The consensus of the BD office is that the cover, now blood red, is much more striking and eye catching than the previous version. And we're pleased that his Floyd work features so prominently on the cover!

Furthermore, Gerald's PA told us that the book features a few illustrations from The Wall which haven't been seen before - alongside the five decades of incredibly varied work he has done for all sorts of people and publications - from the likes of Time, Punch and Private Eye, to Disney, the English National Ballet, and the BBC.

Gerald's office mentioned that, whilst the book is pricey, they assured us that "when you see the size of the book you will know why!" Previous collections of Scarfe's work have been thoughtfully compiled, and well presented, so a collection of all his work should be a real treat.

Advance orders for this keenly-awaited title, at time of writing at a good discount, can be placed through our special Amazon links.