I need a cartoon to illustrate a story in a book that I am editing. The book is about Irish history, and it will be published around September. The text has been written by a gentleman in Ireland, and I am dealing with formatting, indexing and proof reading. The whole thing is being done to raise money to fix a church roof, and while we are not expecting the book to be a best seller, it should sell well in the local community, and to the many, many Americans who are researching their Irish ancestors.
The printed size of the cartoon will be a maximum 15cm wide x 12cm high, and the artist will be appropriately credited in the caption. Black and white graphics only.
I have attached a PDF of the story to be illustrated. I am hoping for something featuring cheerful 19th century Irish country folk on market day, with flying vegetables and leaping cats - you'll see what I mean if you read the story. I can supply some old photos for costume details, if required, but think long dresses worn with aprons and bonnets for the women and hats, tweedy waistcoats and gaiters for the men.
The attached graphic is in the style that I am hoping to achieve - early 20th century "Punch" magazine.