His work is described as "switching between being sardonic, hilarious and nostalgic". He claims the covers reflect the contradictions associated with love – the idea that it is a torment as well as a pleasure. I, like many, just like the humour in them.
And if you don't like the ones floating around the auction houses, you can also commission him to do your own cover. I'd have 'Don't Become An Author' on mine.
Here are some examples. (And if you're offended by profanity, please look away now. I apologise for what's to come. But I didn't paint them. Although for the prices he gets for them, I wish I did!)
The Hemingway one, an oil on canvas measuring 213.3 x 154.9 cm, sold at a Christie's auction in New York in 2009 for US$22,000. That was a bargain. Miller's Penguins can go for as much as US$50,000.
The prints go for slightly less, but the paintings have that grubby, rough, old-book-cover look about them that I like.
Do you ever think, like me, that you should have continued with those painting classes at RMIT...?