Quirke Almighty!

We had a visitation from the great Quirke himself yesterday.  Nick Quirke is best known for his work with Brighton's Festival Shakespeare Company (he directed their production of As You Like It, which was one of the highlights of this year's festival).  In years gone by he was a stalwart performer in many of the no-budget theatre and movie productions I worked on before I turned to illustration.  By way of thanks I decided to make him a god in the world of Mortal Engines, which is why, in moments of stress, characters tend to say things like "Quirke Almighty!" and "For Quirke's sake!"  Frodo's frisbee made a useful halo.