UK small press comics fans take note! Today’s new set of British postage stamps feature art from a familiar name from the Avery Hill Publishing stable of creative talent – London illustrator (and Metroland contributor) Rebecca Strickson.
The set of eight stamps feature a selection of archaeological treasures and prehistoric sites from Ancient Britain. Four of the stamps combine Strickson’s gorgeous figure work on photographic backdrops while the other four show the artefacts of another era as they would have been wielded, worn or utilised at the time. They include locations like Skara Brae and Avebury and age-old relics like the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress.
It’s a juxtaposition that is both haunting and evocative. All eight stamp designs can be seen above and you can buy them from today from the Royal Mail shop here. Visit Rebecca Strickson’s site here to see her vast and varied portfolio of illustrative work and check out her online store here. You can also follow her on Twitter here.
If you want to investigate Rebecca’s back-up work on Avery Hill’s time-travel/music biz hybrid Metroland #1 and #2 (written by Ricky Miller and illustrated by Julia Scheele) you can pick up the book from the AHP online store here. A Strickson sample page from Metroland #1 (reviewed here at BF) is below.