I never did much book work. In fact I believe I wasted a considerable amount of time (eg most of the 1970s) trying to persuade book publishers to take on ideas of varying merit that I had. It’s simply not the way it works, and to this day my heart sinks when someone starts telling me of a book they have lovingly put together and it just needs a few illustrations… . Oh, and a publisher.
However, I was asked to do the odd book jacket and for that I am very grateful. Because I love books: that is, I love the look of them, the typography on and inside them, the illustrations and the jackets. I also try and read them sometimes.