Henry V Poster Caricature for A Company of Fools

Henry V Poster Caricature for A Company of Fools

Map of France map of france sketch web res margo henry v inking

In 2011, I created the poster illustration for A Company of Fools’ production of Antony and Cleopatra. In 2012, I got to create the illustrations for their Henry V poster and doorknocker. The illustrations included a stylized map of France as well as a caricature of the show’s lead, local actress Margo MacDonald. I found my inspiration in Looney Tunes cartoons for the map, and Disney evil queens for the caricature. Margo’s striking features worked very well with this aesthetic. I knew from the beginning of the job that she would be a delight to draw, and I don’t think I could be more pleased with the resulting caricature. When I spotted the posters splashed around town, I was very pleased with how the colour scheme printed out and contrasted with the photo background typical of A Company of Fools’ posters.