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Tank man

When Raymond Huber asked me for a drawing of ‘Tank Man’ — the brave Beijing shopper who blocked a column of tanks on their way to Tiananmen Square — I thought he needed a cover illustration for his new book. In actual fact, he was just after a sketch for a chapter heading.

Sometimes misunderstandings lead to happy outcomes, and the sketch has become the cover illustration I’d imagined.

Raymond’s book is Peace Warriors, and it’s published by Mākaro Press in New Zealand.

Tank Man cover drawing for Peace Warriors