Tim McDonagh talks about recreating the water tower scene from Donna Tartt’s Deep South literary mystery Greg had picked out a specific scene from the book and they wanted to depict a decaying water tower in a lush Southern Gothic landscape. I liked the idea of having the water tower as quite an imposing figure, so wanted to get that across. In the original version, it’s a slightly creepier image with a Jack-o’lantern face on the tower. After some debate, something subtler was decided on. There was feedback along the way from both Greg and Donna Tartt herself that helped the image along and to convey the right tone. The book is so hefty and rich it was important to get feedback from the right people. I’m really thrilled with how the final version came out.