Zack draws inspiration from fun side of Games for new book
A FORMER pupil at Whittington County Primary school is going for gold with the launch of his latest book – a children's book about the history of the Olympics.
Illustrator Zack Mclaughlin has painted a series of informative and often humorous images from Olympic events across the centuries which offers youngsters some fun facts from the Games.
Zack told the Herald: " I was delighted to be asked to produce the illustrations for this book as I now live in the very city where the 2012 Games are to be hosted.
"There are a lot of fun things to learn in this book like the strange fact that after the 1924 Games the Italian and Hungarian fencing teams settled a scoring dispute with a real-life duel."
The 28-year-old, who also studied art at the former Tamworth and Lichfield College, produced his latest work in the Islington studio he shares with fellow graduates from the University of Westminster's Arts College.
Published by Hogs Back Books Ltd the book, titled, O for Olympics is available to order at all bookshops and further examples of Zack's work can be seen at www.zackmclaughlin.com.