King of Diamonds- ZanMarch 18th, 2014 |
So the Spades are the 1960s, and the Diamonds are the Middle Ages. Around 1400-1500. Although it wasn’t in my original plan, I ended up drawing quite a bit of inspiration for the illustrations in this suit from Kenneth Branagh’s feature film interpretation of Henry V (love that movie!). I admit, I didn’t think too hard about the peculiar mental image of Zan as an English monarch able to inspire troops with a rousing speech (“We few… we happy few”), and then go on to emerge victorious from the Battle of Agincourt. You probably shouldn’t, either!