Category: Cartoons & Illustration

  • The Strawplaiters of Orkney

    The Strawplaiters of Orkney

    The Strawplaiters of Orkney, by Fiona Grahame. Available now from all good bookshops. Cover art by Orcadian artist Martin Laird.

  • The Raven Banner

    The Raven Banner

    Sigurd the Stout and the cursed Raven Banner The Raven Banner was both blessed and cursed. Though the army would win, those who carried the standard would die. Earl Sigurd the Stout lost his life holding the Raven Banner, after three other standard-bearers had fallen and none more were forthcoming. In the sky, Valkyries riding…

  • Passing the Standard

    Passing the Standard

    Passing the Standard Loosely inspired by stories in Norse mythology about the Raven Banner, which brought victory to the army but death to the standard-bearer. A Highlander carrying a saltire is stabbed in the back. A young girl reaches for the banner amid a sea of jeering men. For additional context you may wish to…