The Illustration Room

Kate Wong for UQ Press

Conceptual illustration by Kate Wong for the cover of Footprints on the Moon by Award winning poet and author Lorraine Marwood. Published by University of Queensland Press with a massive thank you to Clair Hume for all her guidance. The creative brief for the cover of this middle readers novel was to portray Sharnie caught between the patriotic opinions of her parents’ generation and the burgeoning anti-war sentiments of her peer group against the backdrop of the impending Apollo 11 mission to land humans on the moon with the anti-conscription protests of the Vietnam War era. Complex to achieve within one illustration and beautifully executed by Kate Wong.