this was extremely fun to do. a section cover for kristeligt dagblad. the article was about the recent success for crime fiction in denmark. i started thinking of Philip Marlowe by Chandler, and all the cliches that make the genre... and it stead of trying to avoid them, i embraced them and did a classic chain smoking private eye and a damsel in distress. (even with her elongated arms and too bulging tummy for todays standards, she is my favorite part of the illustration).
i did the illustration in illustrator, referring loosely to me sketch (below).