JAILBREAK Attack of the Tripods
THIN LIZZY. JAILBREAK 2. ATTACK OF THE TRIPODS. 1976.
INNER SLEEVE ARTWORK FOR THIN LIZZY: JAILBREAK.
Philip was a massive fan, as I was myself, of H.G.Wells, author of War of the Worlds, then a fine 60s movie -and of a Marvel comic spinoff called ‘Killraven’.
He asked me to create an image to go with my ‘OverLord’ graphic for the cover of ‘JailBreak’ and include the tripods from the movie and the comic with Philip and the band fleeing from the blasting rays as the broke out of this futuristic jail.
He demanded that I be allowed make a design for a gatefold cover with a cutout video screen showing the band in the TV-screen style cutout. Back then at that time his word, with the support of the ‘2 Chrises’ management team (Chris Morrisson and Chris O’Donnell), was law with the record company which worked like a dream for me in so many ways giving me a period of freedom that was unmatched previously in my career as a =n artist and graphic designer.
The inner sleeve image was supposed to be shrunk with a black surround to fit the entire band but it ended up full-size with three out of the four on the cover -and Scott nowhere to be seen.
I know what Scott thought of that too 🙂
Unfortunately, outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland the gatefold was dropped for economic reasons and shrunk down so the four band members were ALL visible in the video screen area on the cover. if you have that gatefold copy you have a collector’s item.
I’m blessed -mine is signed by Philip himself on the cover.
With Vagabonds, he signed a set of both the cover and the posters but with Jailbreak, I just have this single copy of the signed cutout cover, destined to be handed over one day to a museum in Ireland along with the original artwork for Black Rose and Johnny the Fox.
They stay so kids in the future can enjoy them when we’re all long gone.
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