A couple of years back I illustrated a series of GCSE History students' books for Folens Publishers; one was about Crime and Punishment, my brief - to draw all the grimy scenes of wicked deeds and gruesome retribution in a historically correct but "light-hearted" fashion. I kid you not! sometimes being an illustrator gets quite bizarre.
Here are three of the scenes from a crime relevant to this evening, as England skips with glee as the fireworks light up the sky and we re-enact burning a 17th century terrorist.
Here are some disgruntled gents hatching a plot over a pint . . .
and here are the plotters . . .
and here's the guy (sorry!) who drew the short straw . . .
"Hold it right there matey! you're nicked!"
Enjoy your sparkly whizzy bangy evening!