Dust jacket for Ian Fleming’s Doctor No, from a hardback edition published by U.K. based Macmillan in 1958.
The prominent octopus in the art by H. Lawrence Hoffman, in case you haven’t read the book, represents a component of a diabolical torture Dr. No puts Bond through at one point. That didn’t make it into the movie.
You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967) James Bond. Starring Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsuro Tamba, Donald Pleasence, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray, and Tsai Chin. Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Sometimes you just get struck with an urge to sketch a secret agent. Maybe even a british one, actually. (Secret info: This one is slightly (but just slightly) uh… “inspired” by a certain Sean Connery).