The Ickabog Illustration Competition Themes

Illustration Themes
Instalment 1: Chapters 1 & 2

King Fred the Fearless

Lord Spittleworth

Lord Flapoon

Lady Eslanda

Map of Cornucopia

Flag of Cornucopia

Food pictures – pastries, cheese, sausages and wine

Pictures of what the Ickabog might look like


Instalment 2: Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Bert Beamish

Daisy Dovetail

Herringbone the Chief Advisor

King Fred’s purple suit

The house with the black drapes over the doors and windows

The carpenter’s workshop

Daisy’s old dresses


Instalment 3: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

The palace courtyard



Bert and Daisy fighting

Major Beamish

Bert’s tiny medal

King Fred on his throne

King Fred’s golden curling tongs

The cushion carrying King Fred’s rings

Spittleworth and Flapoon looking bored


Instalment 4: Chapters 9 & 10

King Fred in battle dress

Major Beamish and Captain Goodfellow

Lady Eslanda and the other ladies of the balcony

Lord Flapoon on his horse

Lord Spittleworth on his horse

Bert and Mrs Beamish waving goodbye


Instalment 5: Chapter 11

Chocolate fondu

A cheesemonger’s shop

Honey roast ham

A butcher’s shop

Grapes hanging on their vine

A bottle of Jeroboam champagne

The marsh


Instalment 6: Chapters 12 & 13

King Fred’s jewelled sword

King Fred covered in mud

Major Roach

Patch the dog, in the brambles

The imaginary monster with lamp-like eyes

The blunderbuss


Instalment 7: Chapters 14 & 15

A worried innkeeper

The keys to the cellar

King Fred with his bedclothes pulled up to his eyes

Lord Spittleworth and his candle

The body wrapped in cloaks on the horse


Instalment 8: Chapters 16 & 17

The very sad Bert and Mrs Beamish

Lord Spittleworth and his glass of wine

The body covered in the flag

Captain Goodfellow


Instalment 9: Chapters 18 & 19

Herringbone and the Chief Advisor (possibly with a sword coming out of his belly)

Hetty the maid listening at the door

Lady Eslanda and her lantern


Instalment 10: Chapters 20 & 21

King Fred’s golden medal

The black funeral horses with their plumes

The old woman in the ginger wig

The broken Ickabog toy

Professor Fraudysham

Professor Fraudysham’s picture of the monster


Instalment 11: Chapters 22 & 23

The statue of Nobby Buttons

The Cornucopian flag

A house covered in flags and signs

The painted eyes on the back of the Tax Collector’s uniforms

Captain Goodfellow in chains

Lady Eslanda watching the trial

A flying cabbage


Instalment 12: Chapters 24 & 25

The bandalore

Some pastries lying in the earth

Tubby Tenderloin

Cankerby the footman


Instalment 13: Chapters 26 & 27

The enormous bit of wood

The dungeon

Daisy in the flour sack

Private Prodd

Five golden Ducats


Instalment 14: Chapters 28 & 29

Ma Grunter

Basher John


The girl skipping in Daisy’s old dress


Instalment 15: Chapters 30, 31 & 32

The gigantic wooden foot

Monstrous footprints on the ground

Blood and chicken feathers


Instalment 16: Chapters 33 & 34

King Fred worried in his pale blue suit

Mr Dovetail with his long hair and white beard


Instalment 17: Chapters 35 & 36

Lady Eslanda in the rose garden

Some roses

Lady Eslanda reading Spittleworth’s book

A prison

An orphanage


Instalment 18: Chapters 37 & 38

The moon

Daisy in her lengthened overalls

Daisy and Lord Spittleworth

Cabbage soup

Orphanage cakes


Instalment 19: Chapters 39 & 40

A highwayman

The mail coach

A mailsack and letters

Bert and Lord Flapoon

The tiny wooden Ickabog foot


Instalment 20: Chapters 41 & 42

Mrs Beamish sewing

Mrs Beamish sneaking into the kitchen

Mrs Beamish behind the curtain


Instalment 21: Chapters 43 & 44

Bert hiding in the beetroot patch

Bert and the guard

Mrs Beamish in her cell

Bert’s ‘Wanted’ poster

Cousin Harold’s boarded-up tavern


Instalment 22: Chapters 45 & 46

The boarded up tavern

Roderick in his pyjamas

Basher John and his blunderbuss


Instalment 23: Chapters 47 & 48

A happy pastry-making prisoner

Some finished pastries

The high window in the dungeons


Instalment 24: Chapters 49 & 50

Bert saving Daisy from Basher John

Bert and Daisy hugging

The cabbage cupboard

Bert, Daisy and Roderick and Martha walking away in the snow

The wagon of frozen food

The shadow on the snow


Instalment 25: Chapter 51

The real Ickabog

The four lying in their nest of sheep’s wool


Instalment 26: Chapters 52 & 53

The Ickabog’s cave paintings

A basket full of mushrooms

The Ickabog eating mushrooms

Daisy and the Ickabog sitting at the mouth of the cave


Instalment 27: Chapter 54

Pictures of the Ickabog’s song





Instalment 28: Chapters 55 & 56

Fred happy in his orange suit, with his letter

Spittleworth worried

The fire

The snow falling past the window

Some busy, happy prisoners cooking


Instalment 29: Chapter 57

Ickabog eyes full of tears

Daisy and the Ickabog talking to each other


Instalment 30: Chapters 58 & 59

Hetty and her husband, amazed

A skinny sheep

Our heroes’ signs

Daisy riding on the Ickabog’s shoulders

Basher John peering around the corner

The Ickabog handing out snowdrops

The crowd with their pitchforks


Instalment 31: Chapter 60

Spittleworth’s fake Ickabog

Mr Dovetail and his axe

Mrs Beamish and her saucepan?


Instalment 32: Chapter 61

The Ickabog’s belly opening

Flapoon firing his blunderbuss


Instalment 33: Chapters 62 & 63

The fierce Ickaboggle

The kind Ickaboggle

Spittleworth falling off his horse

Spittleworth running along in his robes

Scumble tied up

A chest of gold

Lady Eslanda holding a gun


Instalment 34: Chapter 64

Prime Minister Goodfellow and Lady Eslanda’s wedding

Mr Dovetail and Mrs Beamish’s wedding

A bowl of mushroom soup

A plate of Fluma Fish

The city of Ickaby

King Fred and the fierce Ickaboggle


Artwork by Ruby, aged 8