The first volume of The Illustrated Shakespeare, a projected thirty-eight books — one a month for the next thirty-eight months — is scheduled for publication Monday, January 9. It’s an ambitious project, and one for which I’m proud to be the illustrator, something that might come as a complete surprise to anyone who knows me since I’ve always spoken of my writing and not a word about art. Nevertheless, each book is supposed to be done in a different style. My challenge is to mix it up as much as I can. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is not an oft-read play, but it was the Bard’s first. The books are being printed in alphabetical order, so the two gentlemen are up first.