Among other things, Martin Colyer is a book designer, the Art Director of Reader's Digest U.K., and a musician (Southwestern Recorders). Last year he produced a collection of singular interpretations of classics from the American Songbook and asked me to do some drawings for the project. Three of those are reproduced here. The songs are great stuff: dance music for the recently exhumed, or something like that. This first one (above) is for Johnny Mercer's "Skylark".