Artist John Clark has come up with what can only be described as a novel idea for his art!
For his “All Books Should Have Pictures” series, he takes the pages of mystery novels as the canvas for his drawings of modern day femme fatales, Lolitas and other sultry ladies.
Drawn in black, key phrases and words are left exposed, giving each piece its title. The results are a blend of film noir aesthetics, pulp fiction and the darker edges of pop art.
Original illustrations vary in cost from $36 to $60 (approximately £18-£30) or prints for around $10 (£5). They are, of course, all paperback book size. He also does watercolours and paintings which are more expensive.
His full collection can be found on his Etsy shop.