spent the last 13 years (and more if you count endless childhood
doodling) illustrating various amazing things which have taken
his fancy. Fortunately some of those amazing things were bits
and pieces of Shadowplay and we did extremely well out of his
highly complex, convoluted, baroque imagery.
major contributor with an ego inversely proportionate to his talent,
Gavin not only spruced up many an issue with his own work but
managed to blend his style with Rhea's on a number of pieces that
rank among the snazziest artwork we ever put to print. The partnership
hit its stride early on with the intricate, bittersweet and slightly
shag-ocentric illustrations for a Cyfrin story In Love In Absence,
and continued for several issues.
1990, the Carroll Foundation published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
richly illustrated in G O'K's distinctive style, and his work
has continued to grace books, book covers and magazines in Australia
and abroad, as he keeps himself amused with as many varied projects
as are possible at any given point in time. One such bubbling-under
project is a new, distinctly Carrollesque collaboration with Cyfrin
(or whatever name it turns out to be this time) called A Temporal
Hitch. Watch this space.
lives in rural Victoria and is the besotted father of a young
gentleman called Vincent whom he is educating in Carroll, Mervyn
Peake and the finer nuances of Robert Fripp's soloing on early
King Crimson albums.