I wish I could draw sometimes. Actually, I wish I could draw a lot of times but I can't. It's likely to be a good thing really because it keeps me appreciating those who can - and today, I am appreciating this work from War Of The Worlds by Henrique Alvim Correa (1906).

Henrique Alvim Corrêa was a Brazilian artist working in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, specialising in military and science fiction illustration. His best-known work is this illustrated French translation of The War of the Worlds, for which only 500 copies were produced. 500 copies! I know I have an extremely limited amount of possessions but I can't begin to tell you how badly I want a copy of this.

Before I drop in a whole bunch of magic here, if your only experience of the H.G. Wells masterpiece is the Tom Cruise movie, you need to expand your horizons and you start that journey at this page over at the British Library website at this page.

Lecture over heathens - let's get down to the good stuff: